Today is my baby brother's birthday. He would be 26. A beautiful person taken way to soon from us.
He was just coming into to his own and being that he and I are 13 years apart this was really being the first time in our lives we were connecting - we were connected but we were connecting as adults and it was nice.
He died 9 days after my son was born and one of my last memories with him is when I was in the hospital the day after and his mom was with me visiting and the hospital phone rings and he was calling to see how I was doing and how his nephew was doing. It was so cool and funny ay the time. I always checked on him, I changed his diaper and now he was checking on his big sister. The picture above is actually of him holding my baby. It is one of my favorite pictures and it sits on our mantel.
He was an amazing human being. He would give to anyone, defend anyone, help anyone and it never mattered to him who, what or where you were.
Everyone truly lost someone who could have done so much.
I miss him and some days you just don't think about how deeply you feel but I do right now as I share him with you.
I know he watches over my babies and keeps them safe.
So today we will celebrate! He loved weird foods and trying things different. A friend is a hunter and he gave us some wild boar ( I don't know if I can eat it ). So my dad, my other brother, husband and I will cooked together since that was something that Michael loved to do.
I'll let you know how the boar comes out (oddly enough I found a recipe on Epicurious.com for it). Should be interesting.
That is my tribute to a very special man who I love and miss very much.
Have a great day!