Brothers

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I want 1,000 kids, but in the meantime, I am so glad that I have these two and that they have each other. In the last few weeks something about their relationship has changed. Its matured. They play with each other, not next to each other, but with each other. They beg one another to play and on the rare occasion that they’re without each other, they’re so eager to be reunited. Their friendship is strong and powerful. They’ve got each others backs and they stick up for one another. They also fight like, well, brothers. They aren’t afraid to get even and throw a punch – or toys, *eye roll*. They drive each other crazy but they’re also the very, very best of friends. Watching this all come to be has been probably one of the most fulfilling things I’ve seen as their mother.

I remember when Emmett was born and Harrison coming into the hospital, meeting his little brother for the first time. At one point, I was holding both of my sons. The room was full of people and pictures were being taken, but I remember kind of zoning out and just focussing on these two really closely for a few minutes. I had this ongoing prayer in my mind and I just remember pleading, “please be friends forever, please be close, please be friends forever, please be close…” Those prayers have absolutely started coming true. Its magical.

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These boys are wonderful. Their bond is beautiful and I’m just so happy that I get to see them together every day. They are my pride and joy and they’re the cutest, most loyal little guys, ever.

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