Friday, August 5, 2011

Two Men

Here are two important men in my life.
One is my brother and the other my father.
You decide which is which.

One of these men has always been there for me.
He has protected me from bullies.
He has been to my school plays and violin recitals.
He encourages me.
He has always made me laugh more than anyone.
He remembers my birthday and other important events.
He paced the floors when I was missing after a car accident.
He can read my mind, it's spooky!
He knows my children and their names.
He loves my children.
He loves me even when I'm ridiculous.
He forgives me.
He calls just to chat and to check on me.
He knows what city and state I live in.
He always has my phone number on speed dial.
He knows my pains and my joys.
This man's my brother.

The other man in this photo has barely acknowledged my existence
until a year ago because his aging body needs assistance.

There are those you love out of duty and because they are related to you.
And there are those you love because they care for you and you are blessed to be related to them.


Lacking Productivity said...

Jason is fantastic. I am even a little jealous of your two seem so close. It's charming and sweet. You are blessed to have each other.

Jason, as himself said...

What a bittersweet post. Thank you for such a touching tribute. Kira's right. We are blessed to have each other.

Now. When were you missing after a car accident? I swear I can't remember that.

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