Happy Birthday to My Baby Brother

Today is my baby brother’s birthday. I call him a baby though he is only 2 years younger than me. Mostly because he is always reminding me I’m much, much older than him! This picture turned up when going through one of my mother’s drawers after her death. It is just a tiny picture like the ones taken in long ago photo booths. I cherish it so dearly.

Having siblings is a blessing. We didn’t grow up together since we were separated at the time this picture was taken when he was 2 and I was 4. I grew up as a lonely only child, though I knew I had a brother and sister I saw infrequently. Today, I’m so grateful to have both of them in my life. We might live several states apart, but they both live in my heart and I’m very grateful for the connection of the telephone!

Bob has the greatest sense of humor! When we are together, we are always laughing to the point of tears. He is one of the greatest gifts God has ever given me. I love him more than any words can ever say. He’s part of me, perhaps even the better part, but please don’t tell him that! LOL!

So today, I lift my cup of tea to say, “I love you, Bobby, baby brother. May God bless your day with all things good and kind.”

By Carol Ann Erhardt

I'm a mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and best of all a child of God. The beautiful colors in God's world lift my spirits and give me inspiration. Every morning is a new beginning, and a blessed gift from God! I enjoy a cup of tea each morning and give thanks to my Savior for life eternal.