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Built In Best Friends

It’s the start of a life long friendship. It’s the start of many sweet childhood memories. It’s the start of something special. And I couldn’t be happier to see their relationship blossom.

I can just picture it now. Mommy peeking into the boy’s bedroom to see them snuggling in one of their beds, with a flash light, reading a book and giggling. Or maybe lined up at the window on their knees watching the fire flies go by.

Watching them that night pictured below brought back a flood of memories and emotions from my childhood. Sneaking into my brothers adjoining bedroom to listen to our bible stories on tape or watching the fire flies outside. Giggling and shhhooshing each other before Mom and Dad caught us. And later in our childhood when we shared a room and years of silly memories.

Makes me long for those carefree childhood days when you knew no pain, heart ache or sorrow. When your sibling was your built in best friend who was at your disposal 24/7 to play games, read books or play make believe. When the worst thing in life was your parents yelling out “time for bed”.

Most of all I wish I had a few more siblings that I could have had those memories with. I’m sure that’s one of the biggest reasons I long for a large family for my own children. There simply isn’t anything better than built in best friends!

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  1. I agree. My brother and I are super close. Now that I see the girls they are the best of friends. It melted my heart so much today when they were walking down the hospital hall hand in hand with each other and just smiling ear to ear. I LOVE IT!

    I know Nick and Zane see each other as the same way as well.

    Jen @ One Moms Worlds last blog post..I Will Never Forget 8/08/08

  2. My sister and I are 16 months apart in age – and WOW, best friend is right…though we fought like CATS and DOGS we were also closer than maybe we should have been, counted on each other for EVERYTHING…Siblings are amazing!

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  3. I loved growing up in a family of 5, though I was the accident – 5 1/2 years younger than the youngest – and the other 4 were all born in less than 5 years.

    That’s one of the main reasons I wonder if we’re doing a disservice to my baby by having only one. Yet that’s where we are for now . . .

    Mozi Esme’s Mommys last blog post..Dark

  4. So sweet! My brother and I were buddies growing up, but we fought like cats and dogs too. Unfortunately we aren’t terribly close now as we took very different paths as teenagers but as adults we have been reconnecting.
    I would love a big family in theory, but I’m not sure I can handle it. But I truely hope that God will bless us with at least one sibling for W soon.

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  5. I agree. I grew up with 5 siblings. It really was awesome growing up with built in best friends. Now as adults it’s even better. We are there for each other no matter what. We are each others strength when it is needed.

    Monkey Giggless last blog post..So Pretty

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