Friday, April 10, 2009

Memories With My Brother

(not a picture of us, but I'm working on locating one of my favorites. i'll change it if/when i find it.)

Happy Birthday my big brother Dominic!

In honor of your birthday, here are things I remember from growing up with you (in no particular order):

I remember us trying to reenact part of the barn-raising dance scene from 7 Brides for 7 Brothers.

I remember you chasing me around the house and then when you backed me into a corner I said, "Stop! Please, I'm really scared." -
You always stopped.

I remember my continual threats of "When I'm older than you...!" (I'm still waiting for that time...)

I remember you giving me a blessing when I was scared and overwhelmed with going back to school after coming back from my mission.

I remember you making sure I got roses on Valentine's Day when I came up to babysit Iris.

I remember you making sure I got a flower on Valentine's Day in high school.

I remember watching your football games in high school and being so proud that you were my brother and that you were awesome.

I also remember you patiently explaining football rules to me as we watched games.

I remember seeing how even more protective and loving you became as a father.

I remember often thinking - "If I marry a guy like my brother, I'll be so lucky."
I still think that.

I hope you're having a great day.

I love you!


Stella said...

If my brother was Benjamin Watson of the New England Patriots I'd feel pretty lucky, too!

Brothers are the best!

eden said...

hmm... i think you're missing the point... (:

Jennifer said...

What a beautiful post Eden. It is so sweet of you to write about Dominic on his birthday. I feel so lucky to be a part of your family! And very lucky to be married to Dominic! :-) Thanks for the touching memories. I LOVED reading it!

Bethany said...

What nice things to say!

Jennifer said...

you're the best, E! Thanks for the memories on my birthday! love you sis!