Sunday, March 29, 2009

Brotherly Luuuv...

So, I received a text message from my brother this afternoon telling me he loved me and had been thinking of me. It warmed me from the tips of my cold toes (for some reason, my toes have been quite chilly today) to my heart. It is so nice to hear/read your family loves you. I love my brother(s) (and sisters) so much. I am so thankful for the strength they give me to keep me buoyed up and trugging (yes, I meant trugging (not trudging) it seems like such a descriptive word, even if it isn't a real one) along the strait and narrow. Life is hard, full of ups and downs. Sometimes the strait and narrow is a path with cliffs and shear drops down one side and other times the path widens and you know it won't be too difficult to clomp your way along. The primary theme this year is our Eternal Family. How wonderful we have the blessings of families that can be together forever and the Lord saw fit to put us in units of strength and love.

My sons are FULL of love for each other. Sometimes it is expressed in clenched teeth and too tight hugs...other times it is Josiah lifting Gavin up from a fall and carrying him, stumbling, to the house simply to make sure he's alright. Love is expressed in the desire to emulate, in which Gavin and Gunnison excell, much to my dismay at the potty-talk, sword fighting and silly jokes that abound in my house. They want to kneel together to say their prayers, brush their teeth and read the scriptures. Gavin wants to sit reverently by Josiah in primary (unfortunately that lasts for only a few seconds) and share his testimony simply for the reason he sees his brother doing it. I am thankful for the gift that is our family. May my little one be a strong as Kit's and mine were growing up.

7 comments:

Steph said...

To answer your question...you are the reminder on my shoulder. Whitney is a helpful presence as well, though. ;)
I too am eternally grateful for the famly unit. I would be lost w/o the family I grew up in and also the family I am creating. There is nothing like the bond of a family to help you. They are there when you are in a pinch, to bouy, and to catch you when you fall. I don't know who I would've become or where I'd be w/o family. The family is truly essential.
I love that your sweet boys are such good examples to eachother. They have eachother's backs...and it shows. What a good momma you are for setting such a high priority on family. I love you and thank you for all your good examples you set for me.
p.s. the pics of your boys are so cute...I love the one in the cotton and on the beach. soooo cute.

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Sandy said...

I love that picture of the boys watching the sunset. It is so precious. You are an awesome mom.

whitney said...

Ahhhh, your boys are so darn sweet together. They are such close, good friends-it's the cutest thing! I miss them gobs and am practiaclly counting down the days until I can see y'all.

ps-I loved all the pics...I'd like to pick a favorite but I honestly can't-they're all just adorable!

Heidi said...

DARLING pics!!! ...and I loved your blog entry...so true!

Anna said...

Your boys' love for each other is really a reflection of your parenting and example. Kudos to you and Kit for providing a safe home and nurturing environment.

Andrea said...

Your boys are adorable and I can totally see the LOVE they have for each other! You and Kit are both great parents and I agree, families truly are a blessing!