Tuesday, September 6, 2011

ADMIRATION. { the older sibling. }

She looks up to him. She watches his every move. In a moments notice, she memorizes & stores everything in her mind, prepared to bring it back & use it when she grows a little bit bigger. She's a lot like me. She loves her older brother a whole lot.

And when he isn't in direct sight, she waits. Listens. Anticipates.

Until he comes back.

He is teaching her everything. How to work hard, how to have courage, to take risks, to enjoy the small things in life, to make every day fun, & most importantly how to survive. He doesn't realize it. He doesn't see it. He's teaching her to crawl, walk, talk, eat, play & so much more.

She is teaching him as well; how to accept & share. He doesn't see that either.

It doesn't matter how silly he looks, or how naughty he is. She looks up to him.

She'll always look up to him.
(Trust me on this one. He's going to be A LOT taller than her in the future. She has my short chunky legs. Poor girl.)

It amazes me watching how she reacts to her brother. I envision that perhaps I was the same way with my older brother. I'm am almost 100% sure we are the same. Just years apart. A mother & a daughter, but a similar person.

My brother asked me to stand up in his wedding. Of course I will. I've been standing by his side long before I could even stand.

Let's be honest. We are all hoping they become as close as me & my brother.

and I really, really think they will.


Jazmyn Alexandria said...

That is so sweet! I love my big brother so much and if we every have another I hope they're close too.

Petit Monstree

Sammi said...

Awww I love that picture of you and Ripsi xxx