Living outside the touch of time...Only a sibling would understand that...

“To the outside world, we all grow old. But not to brothers and sisters. We know each other as we always were. We know each other's hearts. We share private family jokes. We remember family feuds and secrets, family griefs and joys.
We live outside the touch of time.”

~Clara Ortega~


This post is to share the beauty of siblings...But before I go there- Just a quick ShoutOut to my mum & dad...My parents were here to take care of Noal while we were in Ottawa for Reid's heart surgery... Thank you for being here when I needed you!!! Those that know my dad can appreciate that Noal is OBSESSED with him...It's like he has a real live toy at all times- My dad gives er, 100%, full on when it comes to Noal...Nothing makes either of them happier than being grandparents...My dad now lives to hear Noal say "Bopa"...They also "celebrated" Pip coming home with my favourite cake, homemade signs & this cute "stairway of happiness"...


Anyways, while they were here we got to talking about siblings...My dad has 9 of them...Can you imagine? First off, can you imagine being my grandma & having 10 pregnancies & 10 babies to breastfeed- that's like 20 years of your life devoted to just that...Blows my mind...I could write a whole other post on this- and I just might-but whole point of this post is to share how special our siblings are...

I always knew the relationship my brother & I have was unusually special...We get each other, have the same humour & genuinely really love each other as people let alone siblings...


Right before we left for Reid's surgery, my parents gave me a little present from my brother...At this point I was an emotional hot mess already- had been crying on and off all day- But when I opened a tiny, dainty precious little gold heart locket I lost it...I mean what a thoughtful, sweet gift that Pip will cherish forever...I love you Air, thanks for being so bloody special...

Now, Craig, he's just as lucky- His sister absolutely adores him- Since I came into the picture 10+ years ago, I've watched my lovely sister-in-law Ashley grow up before my eyes...She's a writer herself & has a little, witty blog called We have Arts Degrees- The World? Not so artsy...So now we blog.

Ashley wrote a very touching post about Reid, our Happy Little Soul that y'all should check out...You can find it HERE...She & a few others also wrote new letters to Pip that you can find in Dear Sweet Reid...


So, we've been blessed to have special sibling relationships- I can honestly say growing up I truly never wanted a sister & was more than happy having just my brother...I treat him, I think how I would a sister- He really is one of my best friends...

If Noal & Reid have even half of what Air & I have they will be beyond lucky...But from the looks of it their relationship might be more special than any of us can imagine...


I love watching my two hooligans together & I'm so happy that we are now going to be lucky enough to watch them grow up together...The thought of losing Reid last week was more than enough for any mumma to go through, but the thought of Noal not having her around, really put me over the edge...When she was in heart failure & in the hospital a few months ago, it killed me when Noal would look around the house for her, calling out her name & asking for her when I picked him up from daycare...

So, I really, truly can't even tell you how happy I was to bring Noal's "Reeeee" back home to him...Right where she belongs...Enjoy each other kiddos...

And Air & Ash- Love you both big time...


4 comments:

  1. Love that quote. Great pics too! xo

    P.S. Of your dad's 9 siblings...how many of them are mall Santa's?

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  2. Haaaa Gus Gus- I think 3 of them...

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  3. Warms my heart and soul... God Bless

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  4. What a beautiful family.

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