When I took this video weeks ago, I just thought it was cute. I had been spinning Micah and Sammy around on the chair and they were having fun together. When I stopped, Micah got down and continued the adventure.
I thought it was cute.
I thought it was sweet.
As I watched today, I still think those things. I think it's a little comical how Micah is the little brother, yet there is nothing little about him. He's a tank (that's what he should have been for Halloween ~ instead of a dalmatian dog that looks like a cow!). And Sammy....well...in many ways she'll always be the little sister.
That could be sad. But, she's such a blessing. Among many blessings she brings to our home, because of her, we have these amazing little spirits who have come to our home. Callie and Micah are here, I think, both because of -- and for -- Samantha.
I talked to a friend last night who grew up with a brother who has many physical challenges. She talked about how she cared for him as they grew up together. I told her my concern that Sammy's siblings would feel a burden. She emphatically jumped in and said how she never felt that way...how her brother was always a blessing...how he was someone uniquely special to her. It brought me a lot of comfort.
I look at this video and see Micah, at 1 year old, spinning Sammy around. But I think this is really just a glimpse into his and Sammy's future together -- as brother and sister. He looking out for her...taking care of her...being the "big brother" that Heavenly Father sent him to be. What does age matter? I think there is no question that Micah will always be her big brother!