“A son is a son until he takes a wife, a daughter is a daughter all of her life.”(This is not necessarily always true.)

Many of you, after reading my post, “Four Daughters” asked me to write about our son. So, I pondered and I have written this for you.

“A son is a son until he takes a wife,
a daughter is a daughter all of her life.”

Well, what if your son does not take a wife, but takes a husband? Then you have something different.  You have two sons.  Now that’s very special!  One son is a lovely, wonderful blessing. But two sons are double the measure. When my two sons work together on my behalf, I have so much love and admiration for them and will always treasure their interest in being there for me.

My two sons look very much alike; they are the same height, approximately the same weight and the same size in clothes. Even though they are not biologically connected, they look and act almost like twins. I can buy a shirt and they’ll both wear it. I ask one for help and they both come.  I ask for sympathy and they both give it.  I ask for love and I get twice the dose. I ask for an opinion and I get two for the price of one. I ask for a favor and I get it twice as fast. And they always offer to pay for everything. I smile lovingly and proudly, knowing I’ll always receive a positive reception. I ask for one of them to drive and they both say with pleasure.  When they visit, one takes the trash out, the other puts a new bag in the can. They work in tandem; they work as a pair.

The two sons are valuable members in our family. They are loving, supportive and kind. They give each other approval to succeed and sustain the efforts of each other. They are priceless. They are double anything that anyone could wish to have in their lives. – Mother

9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Dina
    Dec 11, 2010 @ 19:24:19

    Lovely. So true. My brothers are all of these things to their sisters too. We are very lucky to have them. They are trusted friends who will always be there for us.


  2. Andy
    Dec 11, 2010 @ 19:27:10

    Wow this is really special, I am so glad you feel this way about us. It is hard to keep up appearances, so around family you just act natural. It is nice to know that we give off such good vibrations.


  3. Sheri Clapkin
    Dec 26, 2010 @ 14:39:42

    Beautifully written and TRUE! We are twice as lucky to have two thoughtful, kind and caring brothers!


  4. Sheri Clapkin
    Jan 02, 2011 @ 14:58:02

    This is a beautiful piece.


  5. Karl
    Mar 29, 2011 @ 00:13:16

    What a beautiful expression of a mother’s love. I’ve known Andy for 27 years and couldn’t be happier for them both. They’re lucky to have such a loving open relationship with their family.


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