Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Josiah and Caleb!

So . . . Caleb is home from the hospital - he and mommy are doing great! My son, daughter-in-law and Caleb came over last night to get Josiah - he had been spending a couple days with us while mommy had Caleb. I wondered, how would Josiah feel about Caleb? Josiah is almost three and has certainly been the "center of attention". How would he really feel about this little "potential interloper"?

When daddy and mommy arrived with Caleb, Josiah went right over to his little baby brother and wanted to hold him! Mommy helped Josiah hold Caleb. Then daddy helped Josiah hold Caleb. He wasn't finished holding his little brother, so when I had a turn to hold the little sugar, Josiah wanted to "help" me hold him! He was so gentle with Caleb! He gave his little brother a gentle kiss and talked softly to him! Then when mommy was going to feed Caleb, Josiah wanted to hold him . . . when he learned mommy had to hold Caleb while he was eating, Josiah sat next to mommy and sang to his little brother; "Jesus loves the little ones like you, you, you, you, you, you!"

When it was time to go home, Josiah wanted to put Caleb in his car seat - we distracted him by asking for a hug good-bye :^) - but he then wanted to be the one who carried Caleb's car seat to the jeep! He agreed it would be okay for daddy to help him carry Caleb to their jeep!

I'm so happy to see the love Josiah has for his baby brother and look forward to seeing how Josiah learns to show his love for his brother as they grow older!

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