My boys are currently taking a soccer class twice a week during the month of April. On our first day of class, one of the other homeschooling mom's made an interesting comment.
She asked me which ones were my kids. I pointed them out to her. She then said Oh! They're brothers?! I thought they were friends!
Ummm...yes, they are brothers. And YES, they are friends too. I am so glad they don't have to choose-- they can be both! I guess she saw them talking to each other, laughing and just playing together. Imagine that...brothers getting along and seeking each other's company over everyone else.
I hope that this scene will be a normal part of our lives from now until the Lord comes back. Just today, Tank fell asleep while we were driving. He passed out and plopped his head sideways...leaning on his big brother's shoulder. That's the way it should always be, right? They should always be able to lean on and support each other. Dash just smiled and said That's okay. He can lean on me.
(By the way, they have a very normal brother relationship that includes lots of competing and fighting and adventures...so it was encouraging to witness this moment of personal space violation that yielded no bad results!)
That's also how I feel about my own sisters and brother. I am very blessed to have a close, special and FUN relationship with each of them!
I know not everyone has a sibling (my dh included), but the Bible speaks of this as well:
A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother. ~Proverbs 18:24
Pretty cool, huh? As much as I love and am close to my family, I can count on JESUS even more! :-)