Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Happy Birthday Little Brother!

February 19th, 1975 is a day I will never forget. It was the day I was no longer the baby. It was the day I became the MIDDLE child. HE came into this world. He was cuter than I was. He had chubbier cheeks than I had. He got more attention than I did. I resented him so....but it was so hard to resent him because he was so dang cute!! Today is my little brother's birthday and I couldn't be prouder and happier to be his sister today, despite how I felt in our younger years. :)

Look at this adorable face! How could I resent this? Even when he got me in trouble he was still dang cute! I still remember hearing my mom sing him that song by John Lennon called Beautiful Boy. John used to sing it to his son Sean Lennon when he was just as young. In fact, I used to say my brother looked like Sean Lennon when he was young.
And now....he's grown to be a handsome young man. My little brother is 34 but he could fool anyone with his youthful handsome looks!
Checkout those arms. He's not so little anymore! His hobby besides being a doctor? Lifting weights!
Me and my brother at my mom's wedding...

Here is Jeff and my niece, Paris during my niece and sister's visit to Charleston, South Carolina where he lives and where he is finishing his fellowship at The Medical University of South Carolina....

I'm so proud of him. He is now an accomplished doctor of Hematology/Oncology. To be honest, I actually purposefully left some smarts behind for him to have. Aren't I generous?

He's never without friends! Here he's with a group of fellows at a conference in San Francisco. Just look at all these young doctors!

I've missed him for so long. He hasn't lived in California (our home state) for the past 10 years or so. In fact, I think he's been in medical school that long! We maybe see each other twice a year if we're lucky but this year he's going back home. This is his last year of his fellowship and he will actually be in practice in California! Yay!! All of us siblings are close but my brother and I have been mistaken for twins several times and I can actually say I'm happy to hear that. :) I love him very much and while he will always be my younger brother, the brother that teased me until I got in trouble, the brother that was once a little snitch to mom and dad, the brother that was spoiled, none of it compares to the bond we have. We will always and forever be very close and no matter how far away we are, we are always together in spirit.

I LOVE YOU JEFF!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY LITTLE BROTHER!!!

20 comments:

Anya said...

Congratulations with your brother.
You are all look a like :)))
My oldest daughter is studying for doctor.
It is now almost ready and is basic doctor.
Then they go for surgery.
Yes it is a long study.
Her study lasted 6 more years than she finished in 2015 as a surgeon, I am proud of her. :))))

April said...

What a beautiful birthday tribute to your brother! Wow...a DOCTOR! What an incredible accomplishment! I know you'll be so excited to have him move back to California! I have one brother who lives in Arkansas...I haven't seen him in over two years...I miss him!

Hope your brother's birthday is the BEST ever!

Kelly said...

Aaw, I know how you feel. My little brother came along in '77. I felt the same way. We're the closest out of all the siblings though.
Your brother is handsome indeed. I'm sure ladies must throwm themselves at him~

Heather said...

Happy Birthday Jeff! That's awesome he's a doctor. What a goal achieved! Great post Michelle. Have a wonderful Thursday.

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi Michelle,
I hope your brother had a very happy birthday. How nice of you to leave "some smarts" behind for him - you made me laugh! How nice he'll be coming back to California.
Happy day!
xo~Tracie

Lisa Michelle said...

Hey,

I am a middle child too! How cool is that? What else do we have in common other than our names?

Umm.. your brother by the way is so Adorable. Very impressive, and admirable of his acheivements. You and your family must be proud.

So sweet of you to give him a shout out. Wish him a Happy Birthday from the young looking wedding planner from NYC, soon to move her firm to Cali..;-)!

When was he moving back home again?
LOL!

Janet said...

I love reminiscing with you! Great post sis!

Üdo Ümami said...

I like your style! And you are a very good sister. xoox <3 Üdo

Fete et Fleur said...

What a lovely post to celebrate your brother's B-Day. I hope he had a wonderful one.

Nancy

Patti said...

Aww- nice post Michelle! You do look alike- I bet it's nice to have both a brother and a sister! Enjoy your day~

Patti

Domestic Witch said...

Your family is so handsome! good genes! haha

Jeff said...

Awww, sis, that was an amazing tribute! That song sure captured the essence well since mom used to always play that when I was that age in that first picture! Thanks for all the lovely compliments and comments... truth be told you're equally amazing and one heck of a blogger! All of my work colleagues loved your page... I'm DEFINITELY going to be excited to come home and be near family again! Soon so we can go back out shopping and people ask if we're twins.. AGAIN :)

Hisako Hill said...

Wow! I was totally choked up.....that song by Lennon was soooo perfect. I always felt that song was made for Jeff. Michelle, I am so glad that you guys are so close. Nothing makes me more happy than to see my children has a good and close relationship.
Great post for your brother, Michelle!! Thank you so much. I'm still choked up.....

Love,

Mom:))

Debbie in CA : ) said...

What a sweet post! My l'il sis and I had rough moments throughout childhood, but are best friends in the end where it counts. I love to hear of another sibling combo that truly loves each other. Happy birthday to your brother -- I know you're celebrating with joy. : D

Tracey said...

What a great story and tribute to a relationship with your brother. sounds like you all are very close and that's great. Hope your feeling better.. bronchitis for me..Will we ever get through this winter?? Happy Birthday to your brother and he';s lucky to have such a wonderful sister like you!

Teresa R said...

Happy (belated) birthday to your very handsome and brilliant brother!! Boy, if I weren't married (and *gack* 10 yrs older!), I'd be drooling over him! LOL!

Noodlegirl said...

OMG that is one hot smokin' doctor!!! lol

Tea Time With Melody said...

What a touching birthday story. Not many people rave about their siblings. LOL Good for you hat you two have a great relationship.

Neabear said...

Happy Belated Birthday to your brother!! He was born the year I graduated from high school. Boy that makes me feel old! That is so neat that you have a special bond. You have every right to be so proud of him.

lvroftiques said...

Awwwwww your lil bro is as handsome as you are beautiful! I can sure see the resemblence! Please wish your brother a Very Happy Birthday from me! It has to be wonderful to know that soon he'll be back home and you'll be able to see each other much more often. Girl you totally cracked me up in "leaving some smarts for him" That must make YOU a very smart cookie indeed! *winks* Vanna