Monday, September 29, 2008

Tom

Tom is my brother. I actually have three brothers, all younger than me and no sisters. Growing up they teased me as the bossy older sister always trying to keep them in line. Tom is the middle one and shhhh don't tell anyone but today he is my favorite. He is very tall, six foot three (I think), warm, kind, gentle, sensitive and has a great sense of humor. He has been the best uncle EVER to my kids.

One of my most cherished memories is watching his six foot three frame dance with my oldest daughter when she was a toddler to her favorite Barney song. He could do all the moves and the two of them would put on quite a show singing and dancing.

So, you can only imagine how excited I was when his first child was born last November. I couldn't wait to see him with his own little girl. In January, I had to make a quick trip to California and seeing this new addition was a priority. When I arrived at their house my brother and his beautiful wife were pretending to be busy at the kitchen sink as they watched me walk up the driveway. But what they were waiting for was my reaction to this...


As I opened the front door, she was sitting there, waiting, all by herself. It made me cry. I am so proud of him, the father and husband he is, and all that God is doing in his life.

I miss you Tom!

10 comments:

Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

This made me cry!

Beautiful!

Heth said...

What a sweet thing to do. I'm so glad you got a chance to see your new little niece.

Amie said...

Awww! How sweet!

Nicole said...

wow, she has good handwriting for as little as she is...that is genius material!! :)

chris said...

How precious she is! She's going to love her Aunt Chris.
Happy Birthday tomorrow!

Mocha with Linda said...

Awww, that's precious.

Kelly said...

So precious! I have a younger brother who I am very close to. I am looking forward to this with him!

Cyndi said...

What a wonderful tribute to a wonderful man. I loved reading this! And what a precious niece!!

12-arrows said...

This totally brought tears to my eyes!

Sandy said...

I love this!
Precious!