Friday, May 30, 2014

The joys of boys...

I've recently been thinking a lot about my boys and welcoming a sister soon.

The truth is while pregnant with Graham I worried the entire 40 weeks about Sawyer.  About his little world being rocked by a new baby, trying to comprehend how I would ever love another like I did Sawyer, etc.  Now, I know better.  But as with every change there is always a little apprehension.

I've had the privilege of watching them become best friends the last couple of years.  It is by far the best gift I've ever given them....each other.  They are slowly realizing it but I know they will even more as they get older.  They may not always like each other but they will always have each other. 

I've rarely worried this time around about loving another child.  I know now that my heart will just expand.  There is always room for more love.  
It still seems a little surreal that we are having a daughter this time.  I mean everything we know is boy and we are totally living in a boy world and honestly, loving every second.  But we couldn't be more thrilled about a little girl.  And having her shake up our family dynamic.

I am clinging to the last 2 months as this guy as the baby.  I'm excited for him to get to be a big brother. But I also know this time as just us 4 we will never get back.  While my mama heart is ready to be split wide open by a new baby {girl} there is also a tiny corner way down deep that is sad knowing it will never be quite like this again. . 

While I know great, great things are coming, it is also absolutely perfect just the way it is!


BeLLa said...

Tipper ~ this was such a sweet, precious post. I'm excited beyond words that my baby girl will be blessed with a baby girl. ILYM

Kathy Jo said...

Your words are, as always, so touching and heart felt. The Jackson's will be so blessed with this little girl and she will have such wonderful brothers to love her, protect her and help her through life. The love those precious boys show to their mommy will be showed in the love they will have for their sister. Amazing how a heart can open up and love more and more.

Much love to you all!!!

Eron Miller said...

Such a sweet post, love the last photo!!

Allison said...

Very sweet pictures!!