Big Brother – XP

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My 2 girls have received many blessings in their short lives, but 1 stands out among all else.

They have THE BEST big brother ever. Seriously, ever.  Sure, they bicker, fight, and they drive him crazy, but never for a second do they doubt how much he adores them.  But you don’t have to take my word for it, see for yourself…

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Thrilled to have a new baby sister ❤
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Credit: Tania Sones Photography

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Credit: AKD Photo
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Too cool to hold hands with little sis at school? Not this kid!

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This next series totally gets me. No posing – he didn’t even know I was watching – just him doing what he does, day in and day out.

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The baby fell and needed a hand getting up.
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Have no fear, big brother is here!
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Am I the only one teary right now??

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The adoring? Yeah, I’d say its mutual.

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kiss
kisses goodnight
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Story time

 

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3 kids is no sweat when you’ve got one like this!

“Sometimes being a brother is even better than being a superhero.  ~Marc Brown”

One of my top 10 favorite memories of all time comes from when my son was 3 years old.  His sister’s birth shook up his world in ways unimaginable to most (landed him in foster care, first and foremost) but his love for her was immediate, deep, and raw.  We struggled a lot with many things in those early days, but no matter what, our evening would end the same.  Every night after we brushed teeth, he’d walk over to the baby monitor from which we could hear his sister’s rhythmic breaths.  He’d press it up to his mouth and whisper, “Goodnight sweet baby.  Have good dreams and I’ll see you in the morning. I love you.”

He never did figure out that the monitor didn’t go both ways.  And that is just fine by me.

 

 

 

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