Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Month Three




And somehow sweeter with each passing day.

Constant smiles. And happy eyes. Growing wider whenever one of your brothers come near. You listen, enchanted as they sing to you their school house songs, hold you propped on pillows piled upon my bed, kiss the top of your head and squeeze you tight in frequent bouts throughout the day. Their well intended strongholds that come in spite of my incessant pleads and warnings to be gentle. They love you fiercely. Tenderly. Like a house full of older brothers should. Staking claim as your valiant protectors, though none of them were there to intervene when you rolled off the couch that chaotic monday morning, and landed flat onto those hard wood floors.

Sometimes the intensity of certain brothers though can be too much. In the midst of a tantrum, where my voice might rise to meet the moment, your bottom lip curls into the most heartbreaking pout I've ever known. As sad as it makes me, it's one thing I hope I never forget. My fourth born baby, so incredibly affected by the ways of this house. Happy when we are happy. Sad when we are not.

Teaching us things daily. How to slow down, to read books in bed, and nap in the afternoon. To find joy again in the simplest things, and love in the quietest of ways.

A blessing. From the moment you wake till the hour in your cradle. And all the many unmarked moments in between.

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    1. he's going to be a great suitor to Margret someday I know it :)

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  2. Beautifully stated and so true of how I feel about my wee babe amidst the often chaos of a house filled with older brothers.

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  3. oh jess...he is so perfect and he looks just like you. your family is full of beautiful souls.

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    1. thank you Victoria. I think so too. He's the only baby I've seen even a sliver of my own reflection in so it's been fun.

      Love to you,
      J

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  4. Our babes are a few days apart, and this quite frankly made me cry, you have such a beautiful way with your words. This is my first boy, but you make me look forward to a house one day filled with these little babies. Love your family and all of your tales! Looking forward to the next. :)

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    1. congrats on your boy Lindsay. It's it a great time of year to have a baby? I love that I finally have a Spring babe.

      Thank you for writing,
      J

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