September 8, 2008 at 8:46 pm 22 comments

Orison has happily assumed the role of big brother. There has been no resentment at the arrival of Morrow. This is something I hardly dared to hope for, preparing myself for a rough transition from almost four years of being an only child to now having a sibling.

Orison is constantly touching the baby’s cheek or giving him a kiss. He is eager to get the diapers whenever I need a new one, always asking, “Did he poop in his pants?” Then he take the dirty diaper and disposes of it for me. And if Morrow gets upset on the changing table, Orison is quick with a lullaby-like song to calm his brother.

It’s been sweet to watch Orison love his brother. He’ll comment with things like, “Mommy, he’s so cute!” or “Mommy, I like this baby!” He’s even asked to have Morrow sleep with him. Not happening.


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  • 1. Kellie  |  September 8, 2008 at 8:59 pm

    That is adorable – I can’t wait to see Lucy with her little brother, God willing. Makes you miss the one not here too though all at the same time- I know you understand.

  • 2. gospelcenteredmusings  |  September 8, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    That’s amazing!

  • 3. jamsco  |  September 8, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    Again, Morrow’s like “Whatever!”

    I imagine you’ll youtube one of those lullabies.


  • 4. Jake Meador  |  September 8, 2008 at 11:58 pm

    Those are adorable pictures… I’ve heard several pastors talk about how having kids taught them so much about who God is and how he relates to us. It’s cool to see how that can work in even the smallest children :).

  • 5. Rachel  |  September 9, 2008 at 6:31 am

    praise the lord!! it’s a testament to how unselfishly you’ve raised him too – that he is dealing with this new chapter so well!

  • 6. danielle  |  September 9, 2008 at 6:32 am

    you lost me at “did he poop in his pants?”

    i’m still laughing.

  • 7. kendra  |  September 9, 2008 at 7:02 am

    please oh please put up one of the lullabys. please.

  • 8. Tina  |  September 9, 2008 at 7:24 am

    ditto what Kendra said. Orison is one special little boy, for sure!! I am sure that owes a lot to 2 great parents who obviously give him lots of love.

  • 9. Heather  |  September 9, 2008 at 7:25 am

    That is so sweet! How are you transitioning in this new season of motherhood? Hope you’re getting sleep!

  • 10. Stacey  |  September 9, 2008 at 10:08 am

    LOL, you just wait heheheheh. Max started out the same way. UNTIL, he started messing w/his toys and taking his STUFF. hahahaha. Somehow during the night, Max and Griffin end up in the same bed, with Griffin falling out of the bed at some point……he is over crying about it though… he just gets back up into the bed.

  • 11. Susan  |  September 9, 2008 at 10:47 am

    That’s wonderful! I can only pray and hope for a fraction of that type of reaction from Ian in a few weeks… I fear that it is NOT going to be quite so beautiful.

  • 12. The Koller Family  |  September 9, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    The fact that you are allow him to help you with the baby is why he’s loving his new baby brother. That’s just a sign of good parenting skills! Keep it up, they’ll be buds for life!

  • 13. Tiffany  |  September 9, 2008 at 2:02 pm

    that’s wonderful! that’s what jeneva is like with jude….and it hasn’t worn off yet! a perk to the bigger age gap! very sweet pictures. 🙂

  • 14. Crystal  |  September 9, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    Oh how sweet! That’s another huge blessing.

    I was so worried about the same issues since our big guy has been the only grandchild on both sides for 5 years. But now it’s so fun to watch them together. Jonathan is a great helper, but he tends to run from the room when it’s time for the poopies.

  • 15. Chris  |  September 9, 2008 at 6:47 pm

    Beautiful pics:) Enjoy these happy times!

  • 16. Nixter  |  September 9, 2008 at 8:23 pm

    What a beautiful family – I have just started reading your blog and am delighted God has blessed you with another son.

    I am 6 months pregnant myself – I am trusting God each day for this little one growing in me knowing nothing is certain but that our Lord has already ordained what will become of this little life – what comfort we can take in that.

    Congratulations to you all and may he grow up to know and love the Lord Jesus 😉

    Enjoy your new addition!

  • 17. Karen  |  September 9, 2008 at 9:09 pm

    Thanks for sharing such precious moments. It is true, Orison is reflecting what he has seen and what he has been taught, what you have modeled before him. He is secure in your love for him.
    “Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, but a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised. Give her the fruit of her hands, and let her own works praise her in the gates.” Proverbs 31:30-31
    God’s Richest Blessings.

  • 18. Gabby  |  September 9, 2008 at 10:53 pm

    I miss Orison.

    And you.

    I’m glad that God is revealing small little blessings to you- like Orison not being jealous.

    Little blessings tend to go a long way!!
    love you!

  • 19. Amanda  |  September 10, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    What an amazing big brother! The pictures of Orison and Morrow together just made my heart smile today. Although Gavin was sick, I have a few of Carson and Collin holding him and they are both just beaming with the pride of big brothers. Thank you for sharing your two little boys. It gave me hope for a future that I might try this again and give Carson and Collin another little brother or sister.


  • 20. robyn  |  September 10, 2008 at 8:02 pm

    What a huge blessing!! How sweet that he loves him so much already and doesn’t mind sharing his mama!

    I wish I could have had the same experience, although, Noah and Phin do love each other. Noah still has his moments of wanting me all to himself.

  • 21. robyn  |  September 10, 2008 at 8:02 pm

    by the way, what beautiful boys!

  • 22. Kelly @ Love Well  |  September 11, 2008 at 2:54 pm

    That last picture made me swoon.

    I can’t believe how much Orison looks like your husband! Does Morrow look like Orison when he was as baby?


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