18 November 2014

Safe Haven.

As parents, we worry all the time, about everything when it comes to out children, don't we?? Bennett struggles a little with with anxiety, which is a hard thing to deal with, for us and for him. You can see when the anxiety is building, and sometimes he'll calm himself down and go off by himself for a minute. But other times it builds and builds and he will just explode. Mostly, I'm just always concerned with his ability to deal with his anxiety. We're working on finding answers for him, for what works and what doesn't. And Easton, he doesn't struggle nearly as much with anxiety, but he does get nervous sometimes when he's out of his comfort zone, as do most kids I think.

The reason why I bring this up, is because I've been noticing something in the past several months that makes me very happy. And that is that the dynamic between Bennett and Easton is developing into to much more than just a sibling relationship. It's becoming a true brotherhood. A safe haven.

I think we all have those people that we can be our complete selves with. We know that when we're feeling anxious or uncomfortable, those people will keep us grounded and balanced. We know we're safe with them. I think that's soooo important that we have people in our lives like that. Those people are good for us, and help us get through the tough times.

And I know that's what Bennett & Easton are for each other right now. It's such a blessing to witness their relationship and watch the trust grow between the two of them. They are each other's refuge when things get overwhelming and there is no judgement between them. I love the reliance that they have on each other, and that they understand each other so completely.

I could gush all day about these two. But really, I'm just so glad they have one another. To have a safe haven within each other.


Who in your life is your safe haven??

14 comments:

Jess Beer said...

They are so lucky to have each other. I feel like I'm my sister's safe haven - she has Asperger's and it's hard for her to relate to people, but I can usually break through the walls. Siblings are so important in our lives!

ADSchill said...

This is so touching. It's the reason I so badly want C to have a sibling to grow-up with. Thank goodness he has some cousins down the street.

shelbyclarkeblog said...

I love this! I suffer from anxiety and having a safe person to go to and help calm me down before the explosion is vital. Plus your boys are the cutest things to ever walk to earth!

Claire C. said...

That is a really sweet post and a gorgeous picture!

Janine Ella said...

So sweet! :)

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Janine Ella said...

So sweet! :)

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mamaboot said...

Oh my word. Sweetest brothers ever. :)

Erika

Miss.AishaLC said...

Aww so adorable. I was so happy to have my sister growing up. We grew up so close in age- we did everything together. Now, She is still my safe haven- she knows everything about me!

Jackie said...

That's so sweet. <3 Were they always like this? I ask because Luke is not into his baby sister at all... he rarely wants anything to do with her and when he does, it's usually to try to play rough with her, pinch her, try to hit her, etc. I just keep praying that he will grow to really love and care for her (I mean, he is only two after all so I guess I shouldn't keep my expectations high at this age!) and that they will have an awesome sibling relationship eventually. Tell me it gets better! I want them to be best buds!

Ashley @ Hello nature said...

This is such a sweet post! And that photo is absolutely adorable :)

Deidre Miller said...

So darling. I love that they love each other so much. Adorable little kiddies.

Lani Derrick said...

What a sweet picture of your adorable boys!

Lovelyladyjb said...

OMG how sweet, that is amazing they can be themselves and feel safe with each other! And that photo is to die for!

Laura Elizabeth said...

They really are the cutest together. It's so great they have one another.