Brotherhood with Kacie Case

Brotherhood with Kacie Case

You know her as Mama Case, but three of the world's cutest kids call her Mama.  Kacie Case joins us this week to chat about sibling love and just how amazing it is.  Disclaimer: Ray's cheeks will melt your heart.  For real.  You've been warned!

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Mothers are told, just before they have their second baby, "Don't worry. Your heart will just expand."

But we all doubt it. I looked at Eddy, 2 years old and with a fresh, heavy type 1 diabetes diagnosis, and was devastated at the thought of him having to share my attention. I reminded myself daily that I adore my own siblings and that life wouldn't be the same without them. I was over the moon to be giving Eddy a sibling and for our family to grow but I was wracked with guilt.
And then Rocky barreled into our lives. Quickly. I joked that his labor gave me whiplash. We thought that maybe it was a sign of his personality - like a little tornado. We learned almost immediately that rather it was a sign that he didn't want to make things harder. From the moment we knew him, we could see patience and kindness. He wasn't needy, just easy going and happy. It was as though he was telling us not to worry, no big deal, take care of Eddy and I'll be right here waiting. We were all enamored, Eddy included.  
We watched Eddy offer love to Rocky and were just floored. His love was immediate and so natural. Before long, neither of them wanted to be to far from each other. I loved Rocky the moment I met him, just as I did Eddy, but my heart blew wide open when I saw a love grow that existed independent of me.
How do you teach your kids to love? I don't even know the answer. The best I can figure out is to just love them, to show them how it feels and hope that it shows them how to give it to others.

Having faith in that unshakable sibling love, I didn't have the same worries before Ray was born. He came quietly in the middle of the night, the day before Christmas. His two big brothers woke up to the news and I was again able to witness the birth of new love. Eddy and Rocky met Ray for the first time with absolute wonder and adoration.
Ray falls asleep to the sound of his big brothers playing, he stops crying when they are near, and moves his legs and arms with all his might when he watches them run past. 
Motherhood is not without its bumps - 3 times the bumps now - but this brotherhood is giving me life. 
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What'd we tell ya?!  Cheeks for days and a whole lotta love between these three boys.  You can catch up with Kacie and her crew on her Instagram page here!

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Comments

Meghan - March 16, 2017

Those. Cheeks!!! ??

Chelsea - March 16, 2017

This was so so sweet. It’s amazing to watch our kids bond & even more amazing how our hearts just seem to grow with love for each kiddo. ???

Caitlin - March 16, 2017

This puts my heart at ease! I am a few weeks away from welcoming my second baby boy and am absolutely crazy with guilt over it! Thank you, Kacie! ❤❤

Berlin - March 16, 2017

Two of our favorite companies! I love this.

Stephanie kelley - March 16, 2017

So sweet!!

Jenna - March 15, 2017

We took a leap of faith when we decided to have a second child – I was worried the timing was off, that I wouldn’t have enough of me to give to two children. Looking back it was absolutely the best decision. Motherhood is hard, but oh so worth it.

Thien - March 15, 2017

I’m hesitant to add a third to our family but you explained it beautifully. The bond that they’ll have is so great to see. Sometimew you just gotta have faith that it’ll all work out just fine. ❤

Krista - March 15, 2017

I am 5 weeks and counting away from having girl #2. My daughter is going to love hard on baby sister but I know there will be jealous moments too. She already likes to give kisses to sister and loves all babies.

Melissa - March 15, 2017
That was beautiful! Simply stated, just as a real love should be ?
Laura Lapp - March 15, 2017

This is so sweet, thanks for sharing. I’m pregnant with our second child and I cannot wait to watch the 2 girls together! i was so excited when we found out baby 2 is a girl. Having to girls next to each other is a dream come true.

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