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Every once in awhile you get to witness something so special it leaves a lump in your throat...this was one of those times...Last weekend I spent two nights at my daughter's house and of course Canon came with me...I could not pass up an opportunity to capture the boys in their night and early morning routines..which I don't get to be part of very often...of course they come to my house once in awhile for sleep-overs and we have lots of fun when they come to Maine to visit...but somehow it is different and real when we experience how they are in their own surroundings...

They are both coming into the age when they can now connect with each other on a more playful level...and boys being boys, they do manage to rumble and tumble...which is something to see.  Jaxson is learning how to hold his own and fight for what he wants...while Liam is trying hard to be patient and tolerant of his little brother...not always an easy task for Liam...sharing is not his strong point yet...but it is moments like the one above that are so's these moments...that tell me that yes, they are going to be best buddies and it's starting right now...

Jaxson loves Liam and Liam loves his little brother..they cuddle in the big know, Mom and Dad's bed and they pile on their stuffies and blankies...and snuggle under the down comforter..It's quiet time before bed and both are they lean into each other...Liam reading, in his own way, to Jaxson a story off the I-Pad..and just the touch of Jaxson's arm, leaning on his big brother,  touches my heart.   They are sweet and loving, both of them, and at the end of the day....all their life through, they will be there for each other..just like they were on this night...

"Sometimes being a brother is even better than being a superhero."  ~Marc Brown

"There's no other love like the love for a brother.  There's no other love like the love from a brother."  ~Terri Guillemets

Textured with Kim Klassen

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Reader Comments (7)

Such a touching and tender moment Cheryl. I love the wording you added to the iPad cover :)

January 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

Such a sweet photo! How nice they have each other. :)

January 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNaomi

What I love about this photo, and why I said it is among your best ever, is that no words are needed- you captured the moment & the whole story is there in the image. What you wrote just confirmed everything I felt & instinctively knew by just looking.
How precious to be able to share these special moments... Bedtime, when the little ones are winding down from their day & are tired, exposes a precious vulnerability when the softer side peeks out & moments like these happen. And you've captured it so beautifully. I love it.

January 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterGwen

I am so moved too by this image, even though I have never met these beautiful beings. But you have captured a pure and true moment here that shows a whole universe of feeling. I think this one will live on forever and ever. I agree with Gwen that words are only enhancements to what you show in your photo. Jaxon's little hand is precious resting on Liam. Leaning in together. The trust, the love, the togetherness. I can'y say enough about how much I love what you've done here. If it were me I would be bursting with happiness...

January 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSherry G.

I can only ditto what is above!
I'm smiling because I believe, on flickr, I said there were no words!
This is a treasure. Bless you for capturing such an amazing moment in their young lives.
You could win a prize with this shot!

January 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAntoinette

Cheryl, I cannot stop looking at this! The b/w makes it even more beautiful, and their expressions and interaction are so special. This needs to be made into a lovely print for your wall gallery. Sweetness!! Blessings to you and your family!!

January 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBeverly

Cheryl, I would just echo all the statements before me. Awesome shot- No words necessary & prize photo is a yes!

January 18, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJulia Sullivan

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