Monday, August 2, 2010

Mindful Monday ~ To Mike

Dear Mike,

I think of you all the time, but I just want you to know that today being your birthday and all I am really missing you!    Thanks for being such a wonderful big brother to me.  I learned so much from you, more by who you were than what you said.  Everyone was always drawn to you.  You had a warmth that made people feel at ease and peaceful.  I love to think about all the lives you touched here on earth. You really did "let your light so shine".
(Me, the Indian,Mike 1964)

  I am ever so grateful for the time we had every Tuesday.  Hope still talks about our visits.  She remembers how organized you were and she cherishes MIKEY, the monkey you made when you were little.  Remember how you teased her about having a "Mikey Birthday Party" instead of a Madeline Party.  

We laugh about it still.  You went on and on about having 
Mikey invitations and Mikey plates.  

Mikey is doing well by the way.
 (he is still a little shy at first )

He stays in Hope's room mostly but likes to hang out in my sewing room from time to time. 

Sometimes he likes to have the Sock Monkey I made for you join him.  I was so excited to give you that monkey for Christmas and you made me feel like it was the coolest gift you'd ever received. 

You were always like that.  Thanks for being so kind to me. That means the world to little sisters you know.
Happy Birthday Mike!
Love and Miss You,
August 2008


Diane said...

Thanks for sharing this special letter with us. Mike was such a special man, I hope I get to meet him someday.

Annemarie said...

Wonderfully put :)

Marci said...

I'm so glad you posted this! Happy Birthday to Mike!

Kayley said...

made me tear up :) I miss him too.

calicocat said...

That was so sweet. Your brother sounds like a wonderful guy!

stblooms said...

Those monkeys are adorable. I think it's neat you still have them.

monstermash said...

I love this post about your big brother. It made me cry.

kelley said...

Thank you Kelley Anne....I had a hard time on Sunday..I miss Mike so much. I wish I could call him and have a long chat. I guess that is not tooo far in the future. Love you..Mom

stacey said...

What a wonderful big btother