Sunday, January 16, 2011

YOUR BIG BROTHER

(This picture was taken in Florida while my parent's were serving their mission.)  
One of Kaleb's biggest loss in life (besides losing you) was not being able to share a room with you.  I can't tell you how many times he would cry himself to sleep telling me how unfair it was that he didn't have a brother that could sleep with him.  He wanted so badly to share his room with you.  
(Mount Washington Hotel, NH)
 So whenever we could, we would let him sleep with you.  Sometimes it would be while traveling.  As long as I was in the same room with both of you it worked.  (I needed to be close so that I could help you if you needed me)  Other times we would let Kaleb fall asleep with you by his side and then move you when Daddy and I were ready for bed.  We did the best we could to make your older brother feel like just that...an older brother.
(Kaleb's bedroom)
It has become some of his favorite memories...simply sharing your bed.
(and I can't help but chuckle because the two of you have MATCHING expressions in all three pictures...you must be from the same gene pool!)

10 comments:

shirlgirl said...

Very sweet pictures.

LL said...

CUTE pictures!!!! I love that he wanted to share a room with Ben.
Jane feels Kalebs sibling pain, she also cried at night because it's "NOT FAIR" that she doesn't have anyone to share a room with.

Kaleb is a good brother!!!

The Kings said...

oh those pics are so cute!! Kaleb looks so tiny!

The VW's said...

AWWW...So sweet! And, their expressions are exact! :) Big Hugs!!!

asplashofsunshine said...

I totally read the title as "You're a big brother". Holy macaroni, I was super excited about that, and then, seeing Ben's face in the pics made me even more excited. :)

Junior said...

I love these,precious. Ben and Kaleb look so much alike in these pics.

Lacey said...

Oh my gosh, they totally have the same expressions in each picture! How cute are they together!

Jenny said...

I love the open mouths!
:)

Rachael said...

So sweet! They really do look so much alike with their cute kissable cheeks!

Nettie's Blog said...

a bond that will never be broken just stretched for a short earth life Kaleb...so beautiful to see..memories like this keep brothers so close...