Friday, February 5, 2010

Long ago prayers and Birthday wishes...

...Have you ever wished or prayed for the same thing over and over?
As a child, I had one particular prayer... (said during my bedtime prayer before going to sleep.)
(Waikanai, Japan 1970-ish)
(I thought I'd clarify this, I did not dress like this before I went to sleep! haha)

...or birthday wish (you know, the one that you wish for as you blow out the birthday candles?)

(Hanscom Field, Massachusetts 1968-ish)
(I'm the one in the middle, in the back, wearing the fabulous crown ;o)

Well... seriously, every birthday wish that I can remember making as a child and most often than not, prayer whispered at bedtime, included my desire to have a baby brother or sister. :o)

February 3rd marked my "little" brother's birthday.  He was born 11 years and 2 months after I was born.  How excited I was!

(Taipei, Taiwan  Feb 1975, our dad and my Baby brother "L")

(Taipei, Taiwan Feb 1975, our mom and "L")

(1975, This was his passport picture when we left the Air Force assignment in Taiwan to our new assignment at Clark AFB, Philippines).

I loved holding him... taking care of him... playing with him... taking him places...
 (Some pictures were sent to me by my sweet "baby" sister (Thank you!!!)
 & some I found in my piles of photos!)

Prayers and Birthday wishes were answered on Feb 3, 1975... and again in March 1984 (our  "baby" sister was born...but I will post about that on her birthday :o)

Here are a few pictures of him now :o)

(Cute couple :o)

"L"welcomed Home by his little Cutie pie

"L" opens Bday gifts before he goes out to sea again.
(with his adorable little fella and cutie pie)

Happy Birthday "Little Brother!" 

I still am having problems with pasting the MckLinky code on my I am linking back HERE to Midday Escapades for an amazing Friday Follow!

And have been wanting to join Alicia's fun Friday Photo will link back HERE
(Oh, I hope I can figure the MckLinky code soon.)

& I'm closing with this anchor that was drawn for a Christmas gift to my brother and my sweet sister-in-law as Christmas gift when they were stationed in Japan.

Blessings & Aloha!


Alicia said...

What a great story about your brother! I bet your were like a second mother to him, and no matter how big he gets, he will always be your baby bro!!

So glad you were able to link up!!

xinex said...

Awww, what a sweet post, Maria! Happy birthday to your baby brother, the one who made your wish come true!...Christine

Bearly Sane said...

I have had so much fun catching up with your last few posts and all the photos have been fab ... I especially love the chubby bubby brother...he has cheeks you just wanna pinch! (gently)
Warmest hugs,
Sandi @ Bearly Sane

chili pepper said...

This is a beautiful post. How wonderful that God gave you the desire of your heart! I see in your profile that you are from Savannah? We vacation in Tybee for 3 or 4 weeks every fall. That is our favorite place in all the world.

Too Many Hats said...

How sweet that you prayed and wished for a sibling. That was quite a bit of spacing between you all, yet it seems you are very close.

cindi said...

I love seeing your family photos. Your brother is a blessing to you, I can tell. He is blessed to have such a wonderful and caring big sister.

Nen said...

what a sweet post!! thank goodness you kept up with those prayers and wishes! looks like it helped bring a little more love to the world!! ;)

Debbie said...

What wonderful photos and a great story.
Came over from Friday Follow. It's very nice to meet you.

Grandma Becky said...

This is an awesome post. I love all the old photos and up to date photos. Is he still in the Navy? Way to go little brother!!! God bless!!

Alicia said...

Oh my goodness..I loved the picture slideshow!!!! I can tell that you just loved him so much!!!!!! Is it hard to see your baby brother as a grown man now? It's awesome to see the closeness within your own children. It's obvious where they get that from!

You are truly blessed!

LV said...

Always look forward to your blog. In fact,when you are busy doing other things, I miss you. You have such a wonderful family and happy you share them with us. But most of all, I am so happy when you stop by and visit with me.

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

What a lovely tribute to your brother on his birthday! I am so happy to see your loving relationship! Wishing him many more birthdays.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Loved this post . What a great story

Bogie said...

Very nice pictures. So glad to be here in your nice blog. Have a nice day!

Bogie of:
Perfectly Blended
Kids and Me
Bogie's Wonderland

~ RM said...

Aw, What a sweet story! I always wanted a younger sibling, too. Sadly, I am an only child. I hope to have more children someday so my child isn't an only child! ;) I bet your little brother got SPOILED growing up!!

Khrys { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

What a wonderful story! It nice to look over old photos :D
I'm stopping by from Friday Follow :0)

lovemylevi said...

Hi, following you from Friday Follow.

Dani Joy said...

awwww! He must be so special to you. What a hard thing though to have to go out to sea. Praise God for our Seamen!

Love your art work! I am amazed by it everytime I see it!

What a beautiful tribute to your little brother!

Dani Joy

Dave Moody said...

Happy Friday Follow! Found you on there list. Following you. Stop by me if you get the time. Don't forget to enter my contest, "NAME THAT BAND"! Have a good weekend & I'd be proud of a brother like that too!

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