is thinking of where their relationship might take them as they grow up.
I love the fact that for their whole lives
they will have a person that they've shared so much history with,
someone who I hope will just 'get them' like no one else does.
Someone who they can tease and joke with,
someone they can put in their place when needed,
and someone who will always be there for them.
"Be nice to your siblings;
they are the best link to your past
and the people most likely to stick with you in the future."
I think these lyrics from Baz Luhrmann's Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen) sum it up perfectly.
There is something beautiful about the nostalgia that siblings can share,
and the support they can give one another.
I know that my brother and I fall into old but familiar roles when we are together,
and there is something really comforting about that.
And that is what I love about seeing my two together right now,
the beginnings of that bond.
The push and pull of negotiating a space together,
the searching for one another and delighting in each other,
those cheeky glances and moments of shared laughter,
which all seem so new right now,
but which will be the backbone of their childhoods.
Siblings is all about taking a moment each month,
to record the relationship between your children
(whatever that may look like)
in a photo of them together.
The ten of us who cohost Siblings
were amazed and thrilled to see so many of you linking up your photos last month,
and it was heartwarming seeing them all and reading your posts about their relationships.
We can't wait to see what you share this month.
This month I am sending you to visit Jess at Along Came Cherry.
Jess's two kiddos are just gorgeous,
and she always seems to capture photos of them together which really tell their story.
Jess will send you to visit someone else,
and you can travel around in a circle to visit all the cohosts.