Wednesday, January 18, 2012

oh brother!

This is Maximus and he is 6 years old...being Maddie's BIG brother is no small task...but he has loved every minute of it...when we got to bring Maddie home from the hospital...he stared at her the entire 4 hours...he was 3 then almost 4 and he loved her from the moment he saw her...he has always had a connection with her...she adores him and looks for him always...we have always talked candidly with Max...he knows every thing...he knows and was there for her heart surgery and several of her dialations of the esophagus...at 6 years old he can tell you about Maddie and her choking...why it is the way it is...he also knows Maddie was born with Down syndrome...he has cried with me...he has hugged me...and he has told me everything will be just fine...
so the other day when he said that it was no fair that he did not have Down syndrome...I knew he meant it! and when he asked why they do not call it Up syndrome...since she has more chromosomes...I thought he was on to something...this guy will be the one looking out for Maddie the rest of her life...and he is ok with that...we could not have asked for a better BIG brother...
look at all the LOVE in our home! Maddie's first hickey...compliments of her BIG brother Max!

10 comments:

  1. So sweet, reminds me of Ethan and Emily!

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  2. That hickey is hilarious! She is blessed to have such a great big brother. Adam is becoming more and more interested in Levi, and it means the world to me, because, like you said, he will be the one caring for his younger sibling one day, and I don't think he will mind one bit.

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  3. Aw, this was great! Max sounds like an awesome big brother...And you know the "Up syndrome" thing makes sense! I love it!
    I also love how he has Maddie on a leash! lol

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  4. What a sweet heart ! Lol he s got her on a shrt lead

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  5. Oh the hickey just cracks me up! Its amazing how many changes a single person can make! My boys are such amazing people because of having Jax and Arina in our lives!

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  6. What a perfect and great big brother! The honesty of kids is something we can all learn from so tell him I agree...up syndrome is so much better. You are such great kids...amazing family!

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  7. Oh, what a sweet boy! They will have a life-long special relationship. I love that... UP Syndrome!

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  8. I just love hearing about sibling relationships!! And the hickey is just priceless!

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  9. Max, you are a WONDERFUL big brother!

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