Friday, November 28, 2008

Da Count in 55-My Brother

FRIDAY 55

There once was a sister who had a brother she loved very much.




Sometimes he was annoyed to be the little brother.





Sometimes he WAS the annoying little brother.



When brother and sister got along it was good.

The brother didn't speak to the sister for many years.

When they reconciled I was VERY glad.



DA COUNT

The estrangement and subsequent reconciliation both occurred many years ago. Nonetheless, each time I have a conversation with my brother that is easy and comfortable I am deeply thankful for it. Yesterday provided one of those moments and the topic of conversation revealed even more to be thankful for. I love him and I am so proud of him.

I am not posting current pictures of him because I think he would be less than thrilled by that....the old pictures were already on my hard drive and well....sometimes big sisters are annoying too.





30 comments:

Cheesy said...

Oh gawd I ADORED those pics!!

And that you two are not only family.. but friends again.. good times ~good times~

furiousBall said...

i have two cousins that haven't spoken to each other in years and it's horrible. i'm going to try and get them mended this year. that cinches it. thanks for the notion.

SignGurl said...

You could not have been more adorable! I can totally see you now in those pictures.

I'm glad you and your brother are friends. You never know when you might need each other.

lecram said...

Wonderful count today... and great pics to boot! It is great that you two get along now.

Cheers!

Moannie said...

Thank you, that was truly heartwarming. what joyful pics.

S said...

Did you know I have a brother, too?

We get along swell, he just lives far away.

Have a great weekend Lime.

Cocotte said...

I can totally see your current self in that second picture from the top! What great photos, Lime!

I have a little brother too - we are not close, but don't have a problem with each other. Just nothing in common.

Mona said...

Adorable pictures, adorable 55ve, adorable da count! :)

Akelamalu said...

My brothers didn't speak to each other for 8 years, even though sometimes they were in the same room! It broke my heart. My heart was mended the day they started talking again. :)

Wonderful 55 and I love the photos. x

Rastaman said...

Excellent tribute to your brother, fantastic 55.

Desmond Jones said...

Reconciliation is a very, very good thing. . . Good for the both of you. . . ;)

Moosekahl said...

You guys are so cute! I love the picture of him giving you a kiss. Your eyes have always been expressive haven't they?!

BTExpress said...

My brother and I usually "hated" each other growing up. We get along okay, but it's not like we go out of the way to see each other.

Liquid said...

How precious!

Fred said...

Someday I may reconcile with my brother, but it may never happen based on what he did. We haven't talked to each other for seven years now.

I hope he's well.

G-Man said...

That was just awesome Michelle!!!
I love family reconcilliations...
Thanks for that wonderful 55 Trini.
Have a Great and Peaceful Week-End!
Galen..xo

NYD said...

My sister has theatened me with bodily harm if I ever post a picture of her on my blog. Since she is bigger than me I respect her whishes.

Have a good weekend

Mona said...

Lime I LOVE your flip flops in the first picture. I have a similar picture of my son wearing red flip flops!

RennyBA said...

What a lovely post and adorable pics - soooo cute!

It reminds me of my childhood too - I am 3,5 year older than my sister - thanks for taking me down the memory lane :-)

Btw: Sorry I have not been around that much lately. I have red through your posts though and just love the one with yours and your Mom's application hand works!

KFarmer said...

For as long as I can remember my father refused to speak to his mother. Not until the day she died. He still won't speak to his sister either. Not sure why, but it makes me sad to think about it.

I'm happy you and your brother patched things up. I loved the pictures :)

Casdok said...

I love those photos!! And am glad you reconciled. :)

Beach Bum said...

Going through those sibling issues right now with Spoilboy and Wiggles. Spoilboy hates when Wiggles trashes his room and Wiggles thinks Spoilboy gets away with too much.
I ask Spoilboy how he knows his sister was in his room since it always looks trashed and I simply tell Wiggles her brother is older. I get blank, slightly unbelieving looks from both concerning my responses.

The Zombieslayer said...

I'm glad you reconciled. It's not good having a sibling that you're not talking to, so glad it's all good now. :)

Diesel said...

Hooray! I hope my son and daughter are always close.

snowelf said...

Oh! So! Cute!! I loved the birthday cake one.
And whatever the reason for the estrangement, I am so happy for you that you have reconciled. I keep telling Snickers she's going to love her little brother someday just like I love mine.
(Even now she's proclaiming she never will) :D

Okay, and how did you escape having a purple cake?? ;)

--snow

ciara said...

i'm glad your 55 had a happy ending. i have not spoken to my brother in about 3 years. i feel bad about it at times cos i don't get to see my niece & nephew often, but there are things that they do that i cannot stand by & watch. he & his wife thinks the world owes them, and i hope they get over that someday.

citizen of the world said...

Lovely ending. I'm thankful fro my sibs, even though we frequently annoy each other.

Hilary said...

That kissy face picture is just so very adorable. Your expression is priceless! I'm glad you reconciled.. life's just too short for that stuff.

KB said...

I love happy endings. The pics are great too.

peter kenneth said...

AWWWW they are adorable .... God bless them and my lots of love :) <3 http://www.modernlitho.com/