Dear Zane and Ian,
Nine years ago today, you two entered our lives.
And nine years ago, you made me a mother for the first time.
And the surprises haven't stopped since your arrival.
This morning I have been going through photos of you two.
This morning we celebrated with your two favorite breakfasts. Zane, you wanted bacon. And Ian, you asked for doughnuts. So bacon and doughnuts it was! One wanted sweet the other salty and savory.
Great chefs search their whole lives for balance between sweet and savory. And I think you two have it down to a science.
Give and take.
Without words you two have an innate sense of what the other is thinking.
A deep knowing of who another person is in their core.
And to be honest. I am a bit jealous.
We all need to be known.
Deep down in our core.
A sense of when to push and when to pull.
Just like how the two of you dance, without words, on the soccer field.
Or how you finished your second "marathon" running side by side.
Where one is weak the other is strong.
My prayer this morning is that the two of you always know what a special relationship you really have.
I pray that in your relationship, you continue to dance, circling around each other, or running side by side, giving and taking, pushing and pulling, no matter where you live, where you travel in the world.
This morning you told me that neither of you are going to get married...ever. And that you were going to each buy a house next door to the other.
We shall see.
I love you boys. Thank you for teaching me, your mama, about the beautiful balance we all seek in life.
I wish you all the blessings the world can give you,