Friday, August 11, 2006
This picture tells so much. Look at Henry, smiling nicely for the camera. Sitting still and holding his hands still and looking right at the camera--these are difficult things for a three year old--takes a lot of discipline. Then look over to Jonah. Sitting still? Check. Looking at the camera? Nope. Can't take his eyes off of Henry. Just have to see what he is doing, in case it needs to be copied!
So many of our pictures are like this. An adoring gaze from the younger brother to the older one. It is such a sweet relationship that they share. Such a special bond, one that even their parents don't get to be a part of. They truly do love each other, and I thank God for that. The world has much to say about sibling rivalry, but often seems silent about brotherly love. It absolutely melts my heart when Henry searches the house to find Jonah, just so he can give him a great big hug and tell him, "I really love you, Joey!"
It makes me very thankful that I have such a great big brother! I'm sure there are pictures out there with me looking at him the same way Jonah looks up to Henry. It's so fun to have a brother!