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1. May 24th is National Brother's Day. Do you have a brother? Older or younger? Did you raise brothers? Tell us something about your brother or tell us something about your own children who are brothers. Yes, I have 2 brothers, 1 is the oldest sibling and 1 is the youngest sibling. They are like the bookends to us 3 girls in the middle. My older brother, Larry passed away in 2014. He was a pretty awesome guy. He traveled lots and he was adventurous. He walked over half of the Appalachian Trail a couple years before he died. My youngest brother, Jeff is pretty awesome too. He is married and has 2 sons (the younger one is the groom in the photos from Monday's post). They both have incredible talents for building and remodeling homes. They both have really great voices too. While my oldest brother did not sing publicly, the younger does and he's pretty amazing. In case you can't tell, I really love my brothers!
|Larry is in cap and gown in 1969, he was 17|
and entered college that fall and Jeff in front of
mom entered 1st grade that year. They were 12 years
apart in age.
2. A great book you've read or movie you enjoy that features brothers? How about the Sound of Music. There were some brothers in the family.
3. Something you think is overrated? Target Something you think is underrated? Walmart
4. How much does your past shape you? I think it plays a big part in who I am. What parts have shaped you the most? I think the fact that I was raised in a Christian home had a big impact on my life and my spiritual life.
5. What's your favorite simple pleasure? I know I say this all the time, but just being with my husband is the best to me.
Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a great day
What a beautiful family! Your brothers sound pretty amazing. I am sorry your oldest brother had to leave this earth so soon. So has my oldest brother passed on in 2019. I still have another older brother, and he's pretty amazing too. My only concern is that I'm not 100% sure he knows the Lord. He grew up in church just like I did, but he seems to be leaning on his good works as opposed to faith in Christ...so that is a concern to me. I just pray that God knows his heart and that he will do whatever it takes to wake him up before it's too late. I pray that our whole family will be in heaven one day. I love the quote you posted from John 2:5. Yes, if we would just "do whatever He (Jesus) tells us to do", we would live a much better and happier life. Blessings to you today.ReplyDelete
Hi Pam. My older brother lived a long time before he gave his life to Christ but I know as sure as I'm sitting here he is with Jesus right now. Praying your brother will give his life to Jesus too.Delete
I love the the simple pleasure of just being with my husband as well.ReplyDelete
I never even thought of the sound of music. Good answers!
I don't know why it popped into my head, but that's about the only one I could think of.Delete
Sweet picture of your family 'back when.' Let me guess, you're the one in yellow? The Sound of Music Is still one of my favorite films!ReplyDelete
Yes, I'm in the yellow.Delete
I haven't watched The Sound of Music in a long time but do have the DVD. I need to get it out and queued up. Such a nice picture of your family. I lost my only brother 20 years ago. Miss him still. xoReplyDelete
I'm so sorry for your loss too.Delete
Not sure if you are following the 'issue' with Target currently, but I read today Target is removing some of the merchandise people were up in arms about, or at least moving it to the back of the store in some cities so that's good news. I just scratch my head wondering at the person who decided to go the route they did. I don't shop at Target since there isn't one in our area anyway.ReplyDelete
I didn't know about the issues that are going on until after I had written and posted this. So this didn't have anything to do with that. I've just never really cared for Target. I much prefer shopping at Walmart. But that's just me. As for the issues, I'm glad to hear they are making some attempts at least to change some of what they've done.Delete
I enjoyed reading about your brothers and your relationship with them. Since we moved to the country and since Wal-Mart is our one option for a department style store, I've really bonded with it. Sound of Music is a fun choice for a brother movie! I didn't think of that. Hope the rest of your week is good!ReplyDelete
Thanks Ellen and I hope you have a great day.Delete
I had a brother named Jeff too! He was older than me by 9 years and I loved him so much, he was like a second dad. Sadly, cancer took him 20 years ago, he knew the Lord, so I know where he is, and I look forward to seeing him again someday. I love your answer to #5, I feel the same way about Mr D.ReplyDelete
My brother died from cancer too. It is very comforting to know where they are, for sure.Delete
Hi Kathy, I have one brother and he is the baby of the family. Sorry you lost your brother. I was thinking of the movie 7 Brides or 7 Brothers.ReplyDelete
Lovely answer on your brothers. Sorry your older brother is gone. How wonderful that he walked over half of the Appalachian Trail. ((Hugs)) Your younger brother sounds wonderful too. Sounds of music is a good pick. Yes, being raised a Christian definitely impacted how you are today. Have a lovely weekend.ReplyDelete
I enjoyed your answers this week!ReplyDelete