Wednesday, February 20, 2008

My Buddy

***I was sitting here thinking about posting something, not having much to say. So I found this draft I was working on awhile back. Somehow it never got posted. I just thought I would share it today. Happy Friday.*****

I was at my parent's house last night.

Both my parent's were busy with other projects, so my brother and I sat down and had dinner together.

Now if you don't know this about my brother, he has Down's Syndrome. He is 28, lives with my parents and is the happiest person I've ever met. I love his simplistic easy going spirit. His eyes that see only beauty in people. His sweet way of making me laugh or patting my back when he senses I am sad. I don't know if words can ever express how much I love him.

So, as we are devouring our spaghetti and turkey meatballs, talking about what he has been up to... my brother stops and yells, ANGEL YOU STAY ON THAT TREE!

I was a bit confused because my mom's dog is named Angel. Why would she be on the Christmas tree?

And then he says it again: I TOLD YOU TO STAY ON THAT TREE YOU DUMB ANGEL!!!

Oh yeah! Last week when he and I were putting up the Christmas tree, i couldn't reach the top of the tree, so i threw the angel way up there hoping it would stick. Instead it fell on the floor. So i picked it up and yelled at it, STAY ON THE TREE DUMB ANGEL!!!!!
I never think about what my brother is processing in that cute little head of his. But he is like a sponge and he just takes everything in. I guess he was remembering when I said that to the angel. I didn't even realize that he was watching me or listening.
I said to him, Oh yeah, I threw the angel on the tree then yelled at it didn't I?!
He just smiled at me. And we ate more spaghetti and told each other funny jokes to bring more smiles to each other's faces.

I just wanted to tell this little story because I love my brother so much.

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