Miles is about to turn two months old, Jacob is on his way to turning three, and I can’t believe how fast time is moving. As I enjoy all the newborn cuddles and seeing those first smiles, I also look at how far Jacob has come and can’t wait to see both boys get older. I don’t know how I came to be so blessed with these sweet boys who already love each other so much. 

I love how much Jacob dotes on Miles, always wanting to be a part of what is going on. Despite him being a toddler still, I see so much maturity in Jacob at times. His vocabulary continues to grow and I can understand more and more of what he is saying. He can explain himself more too, asking why things happen or if he deserves a treat. When I look in Jacob’s eyes I see a glimpse of the older boy who is to come, and I try to seal in the memory of him being as little as he is now. 

As for Miles, I feel this new connection that I wasn’t expecting. Jacob was always so independent, even as a baby, but Miles seems to always want me and I am happy to oblige. His eyes follow me as I move around the house and I recognize one of his cries as a “hey, where are you Mommy? I don’t see you” little sound. He is so like Jacob but also so different. It is hard to explain, but I can’t wait to see his personality emerge more and more. 
Through it all, I still have my wonderful husband and we are constantly trying to remember to balance parenting and marriage. I crave those times when we are alone (or even when we only have Miles in tow) so we can reconnect, even for a few minutes. He works so hard and there is never enough time in the day, but I know that he loves us so much that he will do what he needs to do. 
I guess I am just being sentimental, but I feel so fortunate to have this life. I thank God every day for these amazing gifts. Who knows how much time we have on this world, so I will cherish every moment.