"To bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair." Isaiah 61:3

The Burckhard Family

The Burckhard Family

Thursday, March 17, 2011

I Love My Big Brother!

Nole' loves his big brother Sam! And, I think the feeling is mutual! If you remember, Sam was the only grandson on this side of the family. Before we committed to adopting Nole', we asked Sam how he would feel if he had to give up his spot as the only grandson. He replied, "I can get used to it!"

My heart was so full on the first Sunday we had Nole' in church. Why? Because Sam got to hold Nole' and take him out halfway through the service. I would look over during the worship songs and thank God for the gift of the two precious boys. Sam always wanted to hold Bella during the service, but she only wanted Elizabeth as she was so attached to her because Elizabeth helped bring her home from Ukraine. So I am happy that Sam is getting his turn!

Two days ago, I asked Sam to "do something" with Nole' as I prepared supper. This is what he came up with.....
Yesterday, Sam took Nole' on a walk to his friend Meghan's house. If anybody even walks towards the door, Nole' is so hopeful he can put on his jacket & shoes and go out. So, suffice it to say, he was one happy little brother!

Today, Nole' visited Sam in school for lunch today. Here are Nole', Sam & the boys in his class.
This school lunch is "yummy, yummy!"
Sam is proving to be a great big brother! At least, Nole' thinks so!!!!


  1. Sending (((HUGS))) I accidentally deleted my original comment to you. UGH!! I'm catching up on blogs and not doing so well at it! LOL!! I love reading your posts!

  2. How sweet and loving your family is. I love all the pics!!!

  3. I was out in the fellowship hall with Sam and Nole, and they were indeed a cute pair. :) And what a SMILEY little boy Nole is!