Tuesday, August 23, 2011
You can't plan it.
You can't force it.
You can't imagine how happy it makes me to see these two becoming such good friends.
It's funny to think back to those days after we brought Jackson home from the hospital and how Drew wanted absolutely nothing to do with Jackson. I was already fearing that they wouldn't like each other. I so badly want the boys to have a relationship like I have with my sister.
Then, slowly, Drew started taking a little interest in Jackson as he grew.
Jackson started talking and Drew's interest grew a little more.
Jackson started walking and Drew was quick to follow him.
Jackson got hurt for the first time and Drew was concerned.
Jackson started playing with toys and Drew wanted to play with him.
Jackson started following Drew everywhere he went and Drew loved every second of it.
Jackson would get in trouble and Drew would say, "Be nice to Jackson!" and Jackson would do the same.
Now they spend almost every second they can together. Building tents in the bedroom, digging holes in the backyard, getting into mischief, jumping on the bed, curled up watching movies, building big Lego castles, and the best part...
laughing more and fighting less.
I hope that this means they are on the road to have a very special brotherly bond. I know from experience that having that with your sibling is just about the best relationship in the world. It's nice to have someone that you trust with anything and everything. Someone that you can always have interesting and fun conversations with and it never gets old (even if some of the conversations are ones we've been having for years.) And most importantly, someone that you can always count on, no matter what, no matter the reason, there they are to help and support you. It's an amazing friendship that I hope my boys get to experience too.
And, I think they will. :)
Posted by Allison Davis at 5:14 PM