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1/11/15

When A Friend Loves Your Babies

The love a parent has for their baby is one of the most powerful things in the world.  Before Emmett and Gideon were born, I was excited to love them and spend my life as a mama, but I had no idea how overwhelming, how all encompassing this love would be.  It wrecks your heart, rearranges your schedule and gives you a whole new outlook on life.

So do you want to know one of the best way to show love to your friends' who have babies of their own?!

Love their babies.

Love them well.

Cherish them.

Take time to get to know them.

Get down on the ground and look them in the eyes.

Learn their names, their birthdays, their likes and dislikes.

This kind of love with make their parent hearts swell.
Besides our families that adore the boys about as much as we do, we have several friends that do this so well and I cannot even tell you what it means to me.  One of our small group leaders is so so kind to Emmett every time we see them.  He calls him by his name and says hello.  He plays little games with him and gets down on his level.  He offers to hold Gideon when we need a break.  I honestly hope we are a part of their life forever because this guy is someone we would love to have as a mentor-figure in our boys' life.

My best friend also loves Emmett and Gideon in a big way.  She is always asking about them when we talk.  She buys them little gifts and talks to Emmett on the phone the same way that I do.  We love her and her siblings so much that we asked them to be honorary aunties and uncles to our boys.

I could go on about more friends in our lives that do this very thing so well.  We are so so blessed and these friendships are priceless to us.  These people are our village around us, encouraging us as parents, lifting us up in prayer and loving these sweet boys that we call our own.  What a treasure to have those who love us by loving our little guys.
^^ emmett's all time obsession right now is tools and 'building' stuff.  most especially hammers, they are the key to his heart! ^^

4 comments:

  1. YAY! I love this :) It is so sweet to be surrounded with so much love, support, and role models!

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  2. I love this! I'm an honorary auntie to my best friends' babies as well. It's a fun role to have. :)

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  3. I can't wait to have babies for my friends + family to love on...not to mention for ME to love on. :)

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  4. This is so sweet. I'm a nanny, and I often wonder if the parents are jealous at the fierce love that I have for their kiddos. It's so nice (and wonderfully reassuring) to hear your perspective on this subject! (P.S. I'm a new reader as of last week, and I'm loving your site so far!)

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