My Kid Brother
An angel came down from heaven one night,
(FIFTY YEARS AGO!!!!!!!)
And made a big sister of me.
And though Mommy said it would happen some day,
It was not all that I thought it would be.
The baby smelt funny and cried all the time,
And Mommy, she always was tired
This baby was simply no fun at all!
If I was his boss he'd be fired!
But as he got older, he got kinda cute,
And one day he smiled up at me!
And when he was able to sit up and play,
It was then I was able to see,
That someday he might be a very good friend,
A brother I really could love,
And I could thank God for sending to me
This wonderful gift from above.
Through years of friendship, laughter, and tears, from playing in the sandpile to seeing who could flick boogers the farthest, from fussing and fighting to sharing secrets, from sharing cokes and popcorn at the movies to fighting over mom's fried okra: This little boy has grown into the most amazing man, and I am so honored to call him brother and friend. The problems of the world would be greatly diminished and perhaps even resolved if more men exhibited the qualities of kindness, wisdom, and integrity that are seen in my brother. Even though he lived to embarrass me in front of my boyfriends, and annoyed the crap out of we girls when I had sleepovers, I can't imagine another person on earth with whom I would want to share my DNA.
Michael - I love you with all my heart. I admire who you are, what you have become, and what you are doing every day to make this world a better place. I appreciate what you do for your family, and how you never fail to champion your big sister.
You are my hero.
|Tiny little baby!|
|I decided we could keep you after all.|
|No fair. You got the gorgeous eyes!|
|Always one of my favorite pictures of you.|
|Pals for the duration.|
|Father's Day 2013|
|Celebrating with your beautiful bride.|
|Linda's birthday weekend on the lake|
|Doing what you love!|
|Wild Bill's in Atlanta|
|Getting ready for Hippiefest 2013 (with a little help from Lucy)|
|Best Brother Ever. Really.|
Happy 50th Birthday!!!!!!!!!