Last night the kids and I were sitting on the couch just relaxing. Hunter and Ella were snuggled up together under Ella's pink Dora blanket (shh don't tell Hunter I told you that) and Hunter says to me....
"I just love having a 3 1/2 year old with Down syndrome. I love hugging and kissing her it just makes me feel like.......like I love her, cause I really do."
Seriously. Melt. My. Heart.
Then he starts asking me "so when I'm 20 she will be 18?" "When I'm 30 she will be 28?" I wonder what he is thinking about?
All I know is Hunter is an amazing boy. He is such a sweet big brother to Ella, she is SO lucky to have him. Hunter often brings tears to my eyes, like when he is changing innings during a baseball game and runs to the sidelines to give Ella a high five and a big hug, when he gets off the school bus and runs to his sister and hugs her, lifting her off the ground and then instructs his friends to give her a hug too, the way he pushes me out of the way so he can catch his sister coming down the slide at the water park.