These boys of mine sure are funny. They wrestle, they pillow fight, they tease one another, they laugh and occasionally there is a tear or two or frustration from one another. But, mostly, these two are the absolute best of buddies. Hayden adores his dad and I promise that Thomas absolutely cherishes our sweet son. Thomas has learned to masterfully communicate with Hayden. Hayden's discipline consists more of re-directing or the teaching approach, so Thomas corrects more with "do-overs", tickling, sitting gently on him and imitating Hayden. Thomas occasionally even dukes it out with Hayden in a Nerf sword duel, or pillow fight winner instead of discipline.
I am so grateful when I see these pictures because it wasn't all too long ago that we had to put Hayden in therapy so he could learn to relate to anyone besides me, including his dad. We have laughed with him that he has changed so much, he no longer stands at the door and screams for mom, whenever I am gone after dark.
I love this bright, loving, amazing, selfless, kind, smart and genuine boy that we are raising. He is such a blessing. He is such a gift. I am ever so grateful that the Lord trusted Thomas and I to raise one of His most precious and cherish children.