Wednesday, September 2, 2009

a brother is...

the first boy you think of as being as handsome as your father

you absorb as much of your childhood together as possible until...

he falls madly in love and you see a side of him you never saw before

and you become genuinely happy for him and you begin to see how he really does know everything

...just like you always imagined he did.

after a certain time he becomes a father and you get to watch him fall in love again

this time with his children, and the love is palpable

... because you are given these wonderful gifts in the process, called nieces and nephews

and you also get to be called an aunt too.

I am lucky because I have two brothers I feel this way about.

today is the oldest one's birthday.

happy birthday Chip! I love you dear brother!

Aren't my brothers cute? Chip is the one next to my mother.


Anonymous said...


SS said...

Great post! Love the picture -- the punk with the glasses is HOT!
Happy Birthday Chip!

Anonymous said...

Thank you Dear Sister. I am speechless!
Love, Chip

Maggie and Mitch said...

Happy birthday to Chip! You have very cute brothers!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

MmeBenaut said...

Oh, they are cute with their dimples. You're cute too Lily and your parents are very "handsome".

Aunt Doris said...

First, great pix of your parents. Forgot how good looking they were, and how cute you guys were. Second, here's the cold hard fact about losing wt. for women of a certain age. You have to exercise both cardio and strength training and alternate your routine. ( I just learned about the alternating)I surrender, and joining WW this week. Lastly glad Ians OK.xxooA.Doris