Monday, April 11, 2011

My children...

 My boys love their little sister so much and they haven't even met her yet.  The simple and unconditional love of a child amazes me! 
Now, when they talk about our family, Isabelle's name is never left out and if you happen to forget... you will surely be reminded.

A few days ago, I found Ethan testing out a pair of Isabelle's shoes.  I think he was able to get his big toe to finally fit and he just sat and laughed.  He was amazed at how small everything is.  He was only 2 when Aiden was born so he didn't really grasp everything like he does now.

When Aiden and I cuddle, you will always find his hand resting on my belly. They both rub my belly constantly and make sure to hug and kiss Isabelle every morning and night.
(Now that's a big belly!)
These are things that I love right now.  I haven't been feeling great lately but I wouldn't trade these moments for anything.  My boys are teaching me to trust and love no matter what.  When I am having an off day... that is the day they choose to show extra affection towards Isabelle.  I am so thankful for my boy's love and the laughter they bring to our family.  They can lift my spirits any day of the week.


Becca said...

I am sure you have done much reading on the effects of a sibling with Down syndrome on the "typical" children in a family - it is SO positive, and they both end up teaching each other so many things. Samantha doesn't have any siblings, nor will she, but I do wish she could be fortunate enough to have them.

Ellen Stumbo said...

This post made me smile! What sweet boys you have!