Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Two Halves of a Whole

"Do you think your children are becoming closer because of this?"

"I absolutely do."

"In a sad way?"

"No, in a great way."

They are learning to complement each others' strengths and weaknesses. Tucker leans on Tyler's verbal skills, and Tyler leans on Tucker's physical strength. They take care of each other, watch out for one another, speak for one another, and live in each others' world.

Just yesterday, when they woke up, Tyler's first words were, "Hey, Tuck, remember that dream we just had?" And they launched into a dialogue of all that had happened while they were sleeping.

It's almost like a twin relationship. They were not born together, but they are being rebirthed together into what is new for all of us.


Jaimie said...

Oh my gosh, that dream line is so cute.

Leigha said...

Oh, I love hearing of another account of brothers becoming close after losing someone so dear! I have 3 sons, each 3 years apart with a daughter in the middle of the first 2! I lost my oldest to cancer and since then, my youngest two boys have decided they are now twins and have become SO close!!!! :( So sorry they have to go through this too.