Sunday, 9 September 2012

Brothers #Project 52

Yesterday we visited Joe and Jade in Northampton.  We took a car boot load full of stuff for the new baby and had a look at all the things they have packed away ready for the baby's arrival.  I even got to feel my little grandson kick which was wonderful!  

But the thing that made the visit so special was seeing the relationship between Freddy and his big brother.  From the moment we first saw Joe, Freddy ran up to him and Joe swept him up into his arms for a massive hug.  

They enjoyed playing on Joe's iPhone together and playing in the garden.  My boys have a lovely bond and however long it is between visits just doesn't matter as the time melts away in an instant.  Joe will be a wonderful dad to his new baby and Freddy will be a fabulous uncle to his little nephew.  I look forward to that new and exciting phase in our family dynamic.

Seeing my boys together and seeing their sibling bond was especially poignant yesterday as it was the 17th anniversary of my eldest sister's death.  I was so close to my sister.  She was my confidante and I trusted her more than anyone.  I've been thinking about her so much at the moment and missing having her in my life more than ever.  I will never stop thinking about her.

With Joe's impending wedding and the arrival of his first baby at Christmas, I know my sister would have been a big part of the proceedings.  Losing her has left a big hole in all our lives.  

However, I am so blessed with my five beautiful children, my future daughter-in-law and grandson, my absolute hero of a husband and my own parents, who I treasure.

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  1. Such a lovely post, my twins have older half-siblings and they have a lovely bond too - they get so excited when they see them!
    Losing someone so close is really hard. I miss my mum all the time. I'm sure your sister is with you, and will be there at your son's wedding too.

  2. awww lovely post and beautiful photos

  3. Awwww, such a wonderful post. It's so lovely to see the sibling bond, such gorgeous photos of your children.

  4. Awwww Wendy what a beautiful post. I am s sorry about your sister and how much you still miss her, but she would be so proud of you and your lovely family and will be watching over you and smiling I am sure x x x

  5. Such beautiful and moving photos!

  6. Thank you for sharing these lovely photos and the story behind them x

  7. That's so lovely that they are close - I am an only and I often wish I had brothers and sisters. Sounds like you have lots of exciting changes coming in the family soon.

  8. To see two brothers so obviously very close to each other is brilliant. Joe and Freddy. in spite of the age difference, are really pleased to be together, that comes over loud and clear and Joe will make a wonderful Dad as well as a wonderful Brother to Freddy xxx

  9. Lovely photos and post, sounds like such a special bond. Family are so important.

  10. What a moving post. That second pic is especially gorgeous.



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