Wednesday, February 11, 2015

An Open Letter to My Brother

An Open Letter to My Brother:

Thank you.

Two simple words that I don't think I have ever sincerely said to you.

  • Thank you for being my first best friend.  
  • Thank you for pestering me and making me "boss" you around, I feel it made me a better mother.  
  • Thank you for keeping the secrets that only you know about me, as I hold your secrets dear to my heart.  
  • Thank you for protecting me and offering to hurt any guy who did me wrong.  
  • Thank you for loving my spouse like your brother.
  • Thank you for giving your heart and love to my children.  
  • Thank you for supporting me as I searched for employment and continued to keep a brave face while scared to death of our circumstances.
  • Thank you for giving me a sister.  Someone who I feel completes you.
  • Thank you for allowing my kids to experience the love of cousins, one day they will play together again. 
  • Most of all thank you for loving me, all my flaws, insecurities, mothering, and so much more.  I am thankful everyday that I was chosen to be your big sister and you were chosen to be my little brother.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Must be something about February....

I noticed that is has been almost exactly one year since I updated all my faithful readers.  Sometimes they say no news is good news.  And that is how it is here.  The boys are thriving, Travis is doing well (so is all his family,) and I am too.  I love my jobs and my family is making it.  We have had some death.  In May my uncle Jack passed away from cancer and now both of my grandmothers are not doing well.  But all in all we are always looking for the positive.

Be on the look out for a post that has been on my heart...