Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The bestest big brother

Dear Finley,

You are the worlds best brother.

When Stone wakes up crying after his nap you're the first in his room. "Gooooood morning Stone woofer! " you say all cheery "Did you have a good nap? Did you buddy?" And he cries like he always does when he wakes up, but you keep talking, all happy and full of life until he is cooing and giggling at you.

The other night was one of my favorites as a mom. Stone woke up in the middle of the night crying and you woke up too and sang him back to sleep. Me and Daddy just laid there listening to you in the dark. My heart was bursting. I was so proud of you. You started quietly, and within a few minutes of "Twinkle,Twinkle really big star" Stone quieted and you both fell off to sleep. No need for mom or dad. Confident in the safety of the other. It was magic. The Peter pan, Neverland kind.

I'm not niave. I know someday you will fight and get mad at each other and quarrel like siblings do, but today as you were hiccuping just to make him laugh I couldn't help but just stare, so full of wonder watching you two. I am so lucky I get to be your mama. So lucky to watch you and your brother take on the world together, side by side.  I'm so proud of the way you take care of Stone and watch out for him and I can't wait to watch you with your twobabies that you have been waiting for so very long.  You really are the worlds best big brother and your brothers are so lucky to have you for their very own.

I love you forever and ever and ever.