Friday, October 30, 2009

Brotherly Love

Now most of you may or may not know this but.....I was really ok with just one child. After our loss, and then everything we went through with Gavin, I didn't feel it was responsible to put anohter child through the NICU, knowing how high a risk I was of having another preemie.

Until my grandfather passed away and I couldn't imagine Gavin going through that alone. My mom and aunts and uncles pulled together and made decisions, and I knew Gavin needed a sibling.

Of course, now we couldn't imagine life without our Samson! And there are often moments that just touch my heart and I know that he's meant to be here with us.

So this morning, I was getting dressed in my room and came back to the living room to find Gavin on the floor sitting by Sam (when I left Gavin was laying on the couch watching TV) and hugging him close.

When I asked what was going on Gavin said "I'm protecting Sammy from the storm".

It was raining heavily and Gavin is terrified of storms.

Seriously. I thought Gavin would be a wreck when we brought another person to invade his space, being an only child for 4 1/2 years and all. I couldn't ask for a better big brother. Gavin - way to go - we love you!


Trish said...

holy crap, that's the sweetest thing I've heard all week. *wiping tears*

Anonymous said...

My goodness....that is beautiful...Love ya, Mom

Julia said...

awww..... wow. siblings are awesome! mine are 20 months apart (2.5 and almost 1) and it's awesome!! siblings are GREAT!! what a great story!