We’ve been trying to figure out what Ben has been ‘singing’ for a day or so. It sounds something like this- “la la rahu, la la” and a tongue clicking sound twice at the end. My husband the toddler translator finally figured it out. He’s saying “let’s go Drew, let’s go” which is commonly heard at the ball field, chanted by the team as a kid goes up to bat.
|Ben cheering for Drew on the mound|
Ben adores his big brother and wants nothing more than to do what he does. But with a six and a half year age difference, that’s just not possible. He wants in his room to play with anything of Drew’s. He wants on the ball field to run the bases with him. He wants to go anywhere he goes.
Most little brothers are like that, but what may be the coolest thing about their relationship is that Drew is Ben’s biggest fan too. Yes, he gets annoyed with him at times. He kicks him out of his room. But Drew loves him and hugs him and plays with him often. He shares with him (usually happily) and shows him how to do things.
They are each others biggest fans, and we love to watch it. And one day they won’t play so nice and will fight and maybe even wish they were an only child, but hopefully for a short time.
We all need people cheering us on. People who believe in us. I sometimes believe in people more than they believe in themselves, and I know some days people believe in me more than I do myself. I’m thankful for people that God puts in my life to say “let’s go!” to me and really believe in me. I pray that I can be a cheerleader for my boys and my husband every day. I pray that I can see friends in need of that and cheer them on as well.
I may not have a brother here to cheer me on, but I have great memories of days when he did. And I pray when my boys grow that they continue to cheer each other on, and have more than just memories.
Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.