Monday, October 5, 2009

Happy Birthday John-We Miss You!

Today would've been my brother John's 41st birthday. He passed away on July 5, 1991 due to injuries sustained in a car accident.This year was the first year that I decided to have a birthday party in his honor.

I bought Filet Mignon to barbeque, potatoes, salad, and rolls. My favorite football team the Green Bay Packers would be playing against my favorite quarterback, Brett Favre. I made a date with my boys to be home and plan on spending the evening watching this history making game and celebrating the life of my awesome little brother.

As usual things never go as planned. My husband received a call that the men's church softball team was in desperate need of players for tonights game. They were going to have to forfeit if they didn't find a couple of people. So my hubby and Jullien said they'd play. We all went over to the park, of course after I set the record button on my game.

It's funny because my brother loved to play softball and was always on a couple different teams at the same time, just to make sure he was constantly on the field competing. As I sat there cheering on my husband and son, it took me back to the years that we sat in the bleachers heckling and cheering my brother on as he made incredible diving catches, hit homeruns and sometimes got a little crazy (he was a TERRIBLE poor sport!)

What a perfect way to celebrate his birthday. It couldn't have turned out better if I had deliberately planned the whole day.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LIL' BRO! WE MISS AND LOVE YOU!

9 comments:

Momma G.Love said...

I think it's wonderful that you decided to celebrate your brother's birthday. What a great way to honor him!

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KC Mom said...

That was a great idea...and I think he appreciated it...got to watch some softball!

~Kristen~ said...

Visiting from SITS. I saw your comment on roll call and immediately was touched by your idea to celebrate your late brother's birthday. It may not have turned out as you planned but it still sounds like a special day indeed! And it sounds like there is a very special angel in heaven watching over you! Hugs to you!

mub said...

This is a really neat idea... a great tribute to him!

Gaspegirl said...

Isn't it funny how things seem to turn out the way that they should... it may not have been as reflective an experience had you stayed at home watching football.

Stopping by from SITS... make it a great day!

Kimmy said...

What a wonderful way to honor your brother. I'm sure he would be pleased!

The Blonde Duck said...

I'm so glad it worked out!

StacyB said...

I'm sure our baby brother was smiling upon the celebratory events as they happened with you. He would definitely have loved that...have the steak another time, as he would love that too! I miss him like it was yesterday, and thanks to the Lord we know we will be with him again.

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