Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Next Best Thing

There is at least one thing that I look upon with a twinge of regret; I wasn't able to give my son a brother. He really longed for a little brother and often felt overwhelmed and outnumbered by sisters, sisters, sisters. This seems to be a trend in my family. I come from a family with only one boy and many sisters. My husband comes from a family with only one boy and many sisters. Sorry, Robert. Perhaps it was just meant to be.
Thankfully, our lives and our families are not static; they are continually changing and growing. We feel so blessed to have had our family expand with the addition of our children's in-laws. What a blessing both of these families have been! I am so happy about the genuine connection we feel, and the real love they have offered to Robert and Erica.

And Robert has finally gotten some brothers! He has particularly made a connection with Josalyn's little brother, Jerry. They are inseparable. There is a special dynamic between the two of them that is undeniable. It truly is as though Jerry is finally the little brother that my son had hoped for.

1 comment:

Laura said...

Those are great pictures. You have a beautiful family!
How awesome Robert is able to be another positive, influential male role model in his little inlaw's life.