Earlier today Rondel climbed up onto an armchair and asked if Limerick could sit with him on the chair. Since Limerick had just been trying to get up into a second armchair, I thought he would like it, asked him if he wanted to sit with Rondel, and then put him up in the chair with Rondel. I wasn’t exactly sure how well it would go – Rondel can swing between an almost aggressive physical affection for his brother and a panicky meltdown if they get within two feet of each other – but given my ongoing goal of increasing their love and companionship, I was willing to give it a try.
And to my utter delight, Rondel put his arm around Limerick with great tenderness and drew him near in a hug with the sweetest smile on his face – and Limerick burst into the biggest grin ever.
I wish I could have gotten a picture! It was so incredibly sweet, and such a fulfilling moment as their mom. This love, this joy in each other’s presence, is what I’m trying to nurture in their relationship, and I pray that it continues to grow through the rest of their lives.