While my sister reminisced and summed up our childhood on Facebook …
Today is my brother’s birthday! But he’s not just my brother, he’s also my friend! I was the youngest and the brat of our entire relationship! He was my superhero when we had a bully on the block. I was his irritating little sister that felt like she had to tag along on all his adventures including several bruises from a hockey puck as it never failed that I had to be goalie! This quote is from an unknown source but said our relationship very well,
“It was nice growing up with someone like you – someone to lean on, someone to count on… someone to tell on!” . But all in all, he made life interesting. We always had the neatest inventions in our back yard! Space shuttle flight in his closet … preparing for take off. The haunted bedroom with his killer monkey, no lie. Our band as we rocked out to Kiss and Pat Benatar and yes, that included The Village People. The carnival in our side yard, to the man-made ice rink in the back yard. We had our fights, I’m not going to lie, it was his fault 95% … ok it was my fault 95%. But he always made life exciting. And if you know my brother today, he still makes life interesting! I’m so proud of him and brag a lot because that’s what little sisters are for! I love you so much, I wish I could spend the day with you, but it’s not realistic! So….think of me today during your adventures and look up to the sky, know that I’m also seeing that same beautiful sky!
Mo gave me something that truly made me remember my first 50 years as something special. I am so lucky to have lived the storybook life I have so far and the adventures that most never get to set out upon.
I opened my package … something to make our adventures more fun. A packable pillow. Perfect. Setting out on my second lap …o/o