Wednesday, May 30, 2012


I have been so busy the past month or so with work.  I am trying not to complain since I am paid on commissions.  It is good to be selling!  But I simply cannot let the month of May get away from me without writing about my brother, Dave.

Dave had a birthday this month so he is now officially 3 years older than me (at least until my birthday in November).  David was undeniably Mom's favorite child.  Dave could do anything and get away with it.  "That's just Dave", Mom would say.  Whenever things went awry it seemed that Dave was in the middle of it.  It is rather ironic that he became a successful insurance salesman.  He certainly had plenty of experience dealing with the claims side of insurance as a young driver! 

For all the trouble David undoubtedly caused you could never stay mad at him.  His smile and twinkling eyes made it seem not so bad after all.  Yes, I am referring to the brother who would hold me down with his knees on my arms, rolling a big wad of spit around in his mouth above my head.  After tormenting me for a bit he would finally let it loose with a big splat on my face.

David is all grown up now and I am sure he has not dropped a wad of spit on anyone in years.  As a matter of fact, I am sure you would be hard pressed to find many people who do not love him dearly.  He is a most generous soul!  He has bailed me out of many tight spots over the years and even took me on vacation with him when I could not afford to go.

Life with Dave as a brother has been an exciting ride.  He loves to have fun and there is never a dull moment with him around!  He loves a challenge and does not hesitate to jump into new ventures.  I am so blessed to have him as a brother. 

When Mom and Dad were killed, it fell on David to call everyone and tell them the shocking news.  Since he was the only one who lived close by, he has been the go to guy for the police and newscasters.  He was the executor of Mom and Dad's estate which he handled wonderfully.  I will never be able to repay him for all he has done for our family.

Thank you, Dave, for being you!

Proverbs 11:24-25 (The Message)

The world of the generous gets larger and larger;
   the world of the stingy gets smaller and smaller.

The one who blesses others is abundantly blessed;
   those who help others are helped.

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