30 Days of Thanksgiving – Day 5 – Siblings

Day 5 – Siblings

I’m thankful for my brothers and sisters, both biological and ‘adopted’ in-laws.  Six in all, and all within a ten year span of each other.

I am blessed to have my older sister Amy in my life (above).  Her energetic spirit protected me during my younger years from the neighborhood bullies (although her energy often tickled me breathless until I grew big enough to return the favor).  Today that energy supports her family, crafts, blogging, homemaking and excellent baking skills.  Indeed we love the holiday baking season with Amy!

I’m thankful for my brother-in-law, Bob, Amy’s husband (above).  He’s a good man with a good heart and a vast array of cool hobbies, including wine making and crafting wooden pocket pens on a lathe.  How many folks do you know make pens on a lathe?  How many folks do you know make pens…period?

I’m thankful for my older brother Tim, who I never had a chance to meet.  His short life ended before I came into the world, but I know we’ll meet in another place.  I always wanted a brother (to counter against my sister’s tickle attacks)…I can’t wait to get to know him.

I’m thankful for my adopted sister and brother-in-laws from Sarah’s side of the family, who in turn adopted me into their own.  I’m thankful for Sarah’s brother Paul and his wife Cathy (above), their friendship, faith, family, and entrepreneurial hearts (they’ve taught us much about running our own business).

I’m thankful for my brother-in-law Brian, a great friend, world traveler and superb photographer.  I love his point-of-view both behind the lense and in life’s bigger picture.

Siblings rock.  🙂

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