Brotherly love…..

Tom and Jasper with love

My brother sent this picture of his two youngest sons Tom and Jasper, and with his blessing I am sharing it here.

I was seven and my sister five when our baby brother joined us. Mum says that I was delighted that her and Dad had brought a real, live dolly into our home.

I loved him from the first second and our bond has always been a strong one. Jon and I have a loving understanding that goes beyond words and although there have been years when we have been thousands of miles apart, our loving song never falters. His wisdom has caught me on a fair few occasions and our loving honesty and support for each other has been a constant grace.

Jon and Jojo are very creative and engaging parents and both boys have been articulate from a young age. Tom called on his recent birthday and we were having a lovely chat about his presents. Mid-stream he was telling me about some Doctor Who collectables he had been given and Jasper piped up in the background. Tom with practised wisdom passed the phone over to his younger brother and this is what followed…..

Jasper ‘Hello Jane, they are rreeeeeaaalllly scary’
Me ‘What’s scary Darling’
Jasper ‘Tom’s presents, they are rreeeeaaalllly scary’
Me ‘Are they? Which one’s Darling?’
Jasper ‘The Daleks, they are rreeeeeeaaalllly, rreeeeeaaalllly scary’

He handed the phone back to his brother muttering how rreeeeeaaallly scary they were.

Tom and I were giggling so hard it was tricky to finish the call properly. With luck, and some planning, I will get a pet care/house sit on The Isle of Wight so I can see and cuddle them all.

These two little boys are having a wonderful upbringing surrounded by love from all the generations and family ties. Our wish for them is to always have the special bond they share, as the love of my brother is a precious gift for me.


14 Responses to “Brotherly love…..”

  1. 1 elenacaravela May 6, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    This post is a gift tied up beautifully in a ribbon. You have a Gorgeous family.


    • 2 Jane Thorne May 6, 2014 at 1:27 pm

      Oh Elena, it prompted my sister to send an outpouring of love, which is just not her thing…there is so much love flowing, what a great start for these two little lads. Thank you for taking the time to read and leave a lovely comment. Xx


  2. 3 ianscyberspace April 28, 2014 at 11:47 pm

    This post reminded me of the wonderful bonding I have with my siblings too. Parents have a lot to do with modelling a loving relationship.


    • 4 Jane Thorne April 29, 2014 at 7:16 am

      Flowing love, it really does make the world go around and nurture within the family nest makes a huge difference to children. Have a lovely day Ian. 🙂


  3. 5 Eric Alagan April 28, 2014 at 11:41 pm

    This is lovely sharing, Jane buddy – sibling love. Unfortunately, this is not something I know or enjoy but it sure sounds marvellous.

    So very happy for you 🙂

    Luv and hugz,


    • 6 Jane Thorne April 29, 2014 at 7:14 am

      I sent Al a quote yesterday and it applies for all of us my lovely buddy. Friends are the family we choose for ourselves. ❤ Big hug and much love. Xx


  4. 7 Al April 28, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    There are far too few stories like this….but hope abounds that someday everyone can have one.

    I never had a sister. I pick you.


  5. 9 journeyintopoetry April 28, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    A gorgeous story of family love. Those of us who have this love are so blessed. We must never take it for granted.

    Whatever you write about is always beautifully done Jane and so readable. I hope you put some in a book.

    Lots of love to you


    • 10 Jane Thorne April 28, 2014 at 3:55 pm

      You love and support means more than I can express Chris…I will set time aside for this book!! Much love and hugs my friend, Xxxxx


  6. 11 tornadoday April 28, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    O, Jane. I cannot imagine a life without the love of my sisters and brother. When I turn on my cell each morning, the first thing I see are text messages from each of them……….reminders of love. I am blessed by that which needs not ever be seen………love which aspires to be nothing more. I am so glad to know you have the same with your brother. ❤ ~ Love, Bobbie


    • 12 Jane Thorne April 28, 2014 at 3:34 pm

      Love always to you Bobbie and I am grateful that you are blessed with sibling love, as they are blessed with yours. Xxxxx ❤


  7. 13 Frank April 28, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    Isnt this the kind of unconditional love what it’s all about?? Great to be willing to share this sort of priceless moments with us Jane


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