Wednesday, September 1, 2004

Big Brother welcomes Ethan with a kiss

I've said before how sweet Eli is, well he was very happy when his little brother came, he even watched the entire event, and wanted to give him a kiss after they had him all cleaned up.  I thought this was a beautiful picture.


kissofvanity said...

You're blessed with a beautiful family.  That is a very precious picture.  It reminds me of one of my favorite Elton John songs, "The Greatest Discovery".  It's from his first American released album in 1970.  Here are the beautiful lyrics:

Peering out of tiny eyes, the grubby hands that gripped the rail  wiped the window clean of frost, as the morning air laid on the latch.
A whistle awakened someone there, next door to the nursery just down the hall.  A strange new sound you never heard before.  A strange new sound that makes boys explore.

Tread neat so small, those little feet amid the morning his small heart beats.  So much excitement yesterday that must be rewarded, must be displayed.

Large hands lift him through the air.  Excited eyes contain him there.  The eyes of those he loves and knows, but what's this extra bed just here?
His puzzled head tipped to one side.  Amazement swims in those bright green eyes, glancing down upon this thing that makes strange sounds--strange sounds that sing.

In those silent happy seconds that surround the sound of this event, a parent smile is made in moments.  They have made for you a friend.
And all you ever learned from them until you grew much older, did not compare with when they said, 'this is your brand new brother'.  

Blessings  ((0.~))

ann7inflorida said...

Photos like these always make me tear up! (in a good way) So much emotion captured in one moment!!! I can see why you picked this one to post. ~Ann : )

cneinhorn said...

that photo is so poignant and can just feel the love flow through that photo.....and that, to me, makes a great photo.....when they tell a story without words.......I'm a photo nut.....and love photos that show emotion as well as this one does.....great choice!


fisherkristina said...

You will have a cherished photo of the three of you forever!  This one is so touching. -Krissy

freeepeace said...

Awww - what a precious picture.  Capturing moments like these are what cameras [and blogs] were made for. :)

tabithabuf said...

hello!!  Its tabby,just wanted to let you know this is a beautiful picture!! I love looking at your journal,It makes me feel close to yall. Keep up the beautiful writing!! You light up my life with your words!!!

bjett73 said...

Derik , All I can say is my friend Dena is all grown up with two Beautiful children. I am so happy for all of you . Miss you all So much.. Thanks for keeping this Journal It makes me so happy to be able to see so much love and Happiness...

joolsinwa said...

as a mom I love it!!!!