Wednesday, March 3

Austin...

Rainee is 17 years younger than her brother... Austin. When she was born... he was so excited to have a sister... and one thing he worried about was, if they would have a relationship??? And is mom said... You can have any kind of relationship you want... it's up to you... you're the big brother...

And over the years it's been so nice to see how their relationship has grown. No matter how long it's been since they've seen each other... days, a week or even a month... Rainee runs to him... and their time begins. She adores her brother... she can't wait to see him. And well, Austin... he dotes on her... they have a remarkable relationship... and there many more years ahead for it to bloom... It's pleasing to see them together...

Anyway... in this photo, Austin came out from Orange County to see us for the day... Rainee was so excited to spend time with her brother... we could barely eat lunch, cuz she wanted to play with him in the pool... and they did... they played... boy did they play... and if you know a 5 year old, you know they have energy to spare... so when Austin was in serious need of a break... Rainee wasn't all that thrilled, but got out too and then... the two of them layed in the sun... telling secrets... it was such an amazing moment... This layout isn't just about the moment, it's about how a relationship can bloom at any age... if you decide you want it... and it's beauty.

8 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

*sigh* i loveeeeeeeeeee that photo of them....and i loveeeeeeeeeeeeee that lo!!! gorgeous! :):):):):):):):):):):):)

Zaira Ivette Sierra said...

The first thing I noticed was the sweet Lo you created and how wonderfully it displays such an amazing photo without overpowering it. And the I read the post... My brother is 7 years my senior, and our relationship is amazing. You not only created beautiful eye candy with that LO, you also touched my heart. Thanks!

Zaira-Ivette (@ScrapbookLatino on Twitter)

Jill W. said...

What a beautiful story, layout, and picture!
Rainee is getting so big.
Thank you for reminding me that relationships are a choice and a gift!
Have a wonderful week ♥
~Jill

sarah said...

that photo makes me smile! i'm so glad that they have a blooming relationship no matter what the age diff is! :)

i LOVE the design to that one too! all those squares have given me an idea! :)

hugs,
sarah.

Ayana Posadas said...

I love that picture!
Your daughter is sooo superrr cute!!! I actually just started my own blog last week. I'm very excited, because now I am able to leave comments! But I've been following your videos on YouTube for a while. The bond that shows between you and your daughter on video is so admirable.
Just wanted to say hi, and tell you that I enjoy your work!

~ Ayana
www.ayanaposadas.typepad.com

Amanda said...

love that story. One of my brothers is 9 years older and we have a fantastic relationship. Great photo too.

Karen said...

Ohhh, that photo warms my heart! Sweet photo, sweet relationship! TFS!!
{{hugs}}
Karen

MJ said...

What a lovely story. I think you had posted this photo before in a different context, so I wasn't sure who he was. My sister is 16 years older than I am (she died at age 48 back in 1987.) She taught me to read and tie my shoes, and introduced me to the idea that there was a big world outside of our little town. Rainee is lucky to have Austin in her life... and HE is lucky to have her! :-)