There was always this subconscious race against the clock to want to have my kids close together in age. Everyone told me how nice it is to have them so close – to “get it over with” – the baby stage that is. When Brody was a little over 2 we welcomed Owen into our lives and it seemed so perfect that they were just two years apart. What I realized very quickly was that I did not want to rush a darn thing. If anything, I wanted it to slow down!
Fast forward to today, Brody being 5 1/2 and Owen 3 1/2 and I am so glad we hit pause on the baby train. After having two little boys closer in age the clock seemed to spin so much faster. No longer was it about wanting the next one – our miscarriage made us realized to be in the moment, not wishing for the next.
These two have formed a bond that I pray is unbreakable.
No matter who is better at sports, has better grades in school, or dates the girl the other one was crushing on.
I hope that their bond is deeper than anything life can throw their way.
Dan and I have spent the past few years enjoying life with these two amazing little boys. Soon enough we will not be able to call them little. Before we know it they will be taller than me. Right now, they are having a riot with one another. It brings us so much joy to watch them play together for hours straight. Of course there is always fighting in between – but let’s get real, they are brothers.
So much alike, and yet totally different. Each one bringing something to the table that the other is learning from. Each one cracking us up with their corky personality.
Their wit is unbeatable and their compassion for everything is so evident.
We are loving this stage of life we are in. Even when the baby fever reaches a high and we wonder what it would be like to add another member to our family – we make sure to take a step back and relish in this.
I never imagined my life would be so blessed with these two little men.
I would not trade it for the world.