Monday, December 22, 2008

These two...

We have turned a corner.
I am not kidding when I say that Brigg and Nalani have not always gotten along very well.
I have always felt Brigg had a bit of resentment towards her.
He was the first grandchild on BOTH sides.
It was all Brigg, all the time for just over 2 full years.
He loved it that way.
Then Nalani came along.
You can see it in the photos from that day.
He didn't fall in love with her...he was still a baby himself.
He has tolerated her for several years...and not even tolerated her all the time.
But something has finally changed.
I can't explain it and I'm not sure when it happened.
But they have become friends.
It has been so great to watch these last few weeks.
And even last weekend, they asked to sleep in the same bedroom.
It was crazy!

Don't get me wrong...they still fight like, well, like brother and sister.
But now, after a fight, I can find them voluntarily playing together.
And so far, it's been a great Chrismas break for them.

Brigg leaves on Christmas day for Florida with my parents.
Nalani is so sad. She has welled up on more than one occasion when we talk about it.
And Brigg has even said he will miss her, too.

This is progress.
And it makes this mommy's heart SWELL.
I love it.
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Beckysblog said...

I'd call it a miracle! I didn't get along with any of my brothers until we left the house!

Courtney said...

that's so sweet! it does do AMAZING things to our hearts when they get along, huh?? :-)