When I left home in Toronto to go to grad school way out here on the West Coast, he was only 9 years old. I made it a point to stay in touch with him - and since that was before widespread use of email and all that, we exchanged letters. In the mail. Paper, envelope, stamp - the whole bit. It was lovely.
I adore all my siblings but J and my other brother M (the youngest kids) are the ones toward whom I feel very motherly. Probably because I did a fair amount of sibling-minding! Truth be told, they're the reason I didn't rush to have my own children; I sort of knew what I was in for. Ha!
J and me, circa 1984. He gave me a framed copy of this photo as a wedding gift. Love that kid.
Have a great weekend!
The picture of you and your brother is adorable! Have a great weekend.ReplyDelete
Very sweet. :)ReplyDelete
Felicity, I have the same "sibling" experience! In fact, my baby sister, who is 15 years my junior is coming for a long overdue visit, bring along her two little boys...who are the same age as my grandchildren! I was a good "sibling minder" as well! LOL!ReplyDelete
Yay! My mom, sister, and nephews are coming into town tonight to celebrate Luke's birthday (he's insisting on turning 5). So happy for my family too!ReplyDelete
What a sweet picture!ReplyDelete
What a lovely post!ReplyDelete
Sweet photo and post! I left my baby brother going into high school when I went to university. Missed a major part of his life ... but he turned into a lovely man and dad who turned 40 last year ... how did that happen??!!ReplyDelete
Brothers are special, I have two and we're all spread apart! Great photo, so cute!ReplyDelete
What a lovely post. I feel the same way about my younger siblings... maybe too much sometimes ;)ReplyDelete
I love this picture! My brother and I are 7 years apart and this has inspired me to stay in better contact (he lives in Texas...)ReplyDelete