There are times that something happens and I think I'll never forget that because it's too cute/sweet/funny/etc. However, I'm afraid that as time passes I will start to forget. When Aiden started talking, we had a list of words that he would say and what they meant. For instance, "meatmoe" meant oatmeal, "k-bop" was ketchup, but as I write this, those are the only two on the list that I can remember.
This evening, as I was singing Maddie to sleep in her room, Aiden came in and whispered to me, "Mommy! Are you ok?" I said, "Yes." He replied, "Ok, if you need my help, just come and get me, I'll be out here." I never want to forget how sweet and genuinely concerned he was when he said that.
The other day as Maddie was swinging in her swing, Aiden ran over, stopped the swing, hugged Maddie and whispered in her ear, "I'll always be with you Maddie." and continued on to play on his own. I had to ask him what he said to her because I wasn't sure I heard him right since he was whispering. My heart melted. Aiden will never be able to know how much it meant to me for him to say that. He will be the best big brother Maddie could ever ask for. I never want to forget that.
And, I never want to forget how special the bond is between Aiden and Maddie right now. I'm sure in the near future they will be arguing and fighting and I will inevitably have to break them up from all of the fighting, but right now... right now they were meant to be together. The way Maddie looks at Aiden like she is absorbing every movement he makes is amazing. The way that Aiden can make Maddie smile some of the biggest toothless grins I've ever seen, is so special. They light each other up, and I am so lucky that I get to be a part of that.