***I am so thankful to be a part of this blog circle "Letters to our Sons" with so many amazing photographers and moms. In honor of our love for our little boys, we are posting a monthly image(s) along with a corresponding, heartfelt letter. After reading my post please click HERE to continue around the circle, starting with the very talented Jamie Rubeis.
My sweet boys,
When I found out I was pregnant for the second time, I desperately wanted to have another boy. It was all I could think about, praying that we would have two boys who would grow up as brothers close enough in age to hopefully be best friends as well. I'll never forget the appointment when my doctor told me the good news. I was so overwhelmed with joy that I was brought to tears, scrambling for my cellphone so I could call Daddy. He actually thought something dreadful had happened and it took him a minute to realize I was hysterically happy.
Grey is a boy!! Grey is a boy!!
At any rate, I tell you all of this to let you know how much I wanted you for each other. And most recently, watching your relationship develop, as new and young as it is, has been nothing short of awesome. Even though you are only five months old Grey, and cannot sit up without help, your big brother Cash still wants to "play" with you. Usually this means placing you in the Bumbo seat so you can be a captive audience to your older sibling and first friend. What can possibly thrill a three year old more than undivided attention from someone who can't talk back? Ha! But Cash, in all seriousness, it's such a blast watching you play guitar and sing for Grey, moving his arms so he is "dancing" with you, reading books to him ("Did you like that story Grey Grey?"), cooking dinner for him, and overall just having him in your company.
Every time Grey wakes up from one of his many naps, you go running and jumping down the hallway singing, "Grey is up! Grey is up! I want to play with Grey Grey!" I've since started taking photos of you two together and these are a few of my recent favorites. It was just yesterday that you wanted Grey to sit inside your "tent house" so you could play your guitar and sing to him. Hilarious. But of course I still have to keep a watchful eye on you Cash as you sometimes slip in a sneaky pinch or a quick little jab to Grey's ribs. I mean what big brother hasn't done that to his baby brother now and again?
To see you begin connecting is incredible, especially how each of you light up at the sight of the other. Knowing that this is just the start of your brotherhood is an amazing feeling. I know that it is ALL so worth it.
Love always + forever,
"There's no other love like the love for a brother. There's no other love like the love from a brother." ~ Terri Guillemets