Franklin Five

Let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth. 1 John 3:18

Friday, October 30, 2009

The Big Brother

Graham is really beginning to take his role of big brother seriously. He and Wesley have started playing together so well, and it seems they are truly enjoying each other-not just coexisting. I love watching their friendship deepen. Graham likes to "read" Wesley a story before naptime, and when Wesley was sick a few days ago, Graham would give him kisses on the check and say, "Are you feeling better, little buddy?"

We still have lots of moments when the two are struggling to share, but right now, I want to be thankful for how they are both maturing and learning to love each other.

Graham is also excited about being a big brother to his "baby girl", as he affectionately calls her. He frequently asks when we will get her picture in the mail. Today, he said, "Mommy, I used to not want a baby girl with dark hair, but now I do. I can't wait for her to come." I told him how excited I was too and that God made her so beautiful and perfect for our family.

It seems that it's not just my heart that is getting bigger. In the tender heart of a big brother, God is growing a love for his little sister.

3 comments:

brasil75 said...
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Jonathan's Mom said...

Jo, this is so wonderful. Isn't it awesome to see God working in young hearts.

votemom said...

one of the amazing miracles of international adoption.... how He knits and weaves a family together, from opposite ends of the earth.

i never, ever cease to be amazed at His perfection... how He could not possibly make a better match.

i'm so excited to hear all your stories down the road of your family of five!