Today, according to all retailers, the Western World has been busy celebrating romantic love. I've never been a huge fan of Valentine's Day ~ too many years of suffering co-workers who were all loved up when I was resolutely single, I suppose! Mind you, it's very nice that DH likes to make a fuss, so I'm not really complaining.
You see, for the last 15 years or so, I have associated Shepherd's Pie with the day my Dad died. Working through the Yesterday & Today class has taught me to look at my memories differently. I can now look at the photo of the Shepherd's Pie and think about the moment my BIL became part of our family.
My BIL is a pretty amazing guy, and not only because he loves my sister and nephew. He'll be embarrassed to know I've made a page about him, but I hope he appreciates the sentiment behind it.
The reverse of this 6x12 page has a photo of him at my wedding. He put himself in to a position he never imagined he'd be in and all because I asked him to ~ he gave me away, a stand-in dad, if you will, and subsequently made a moving speech to over 120 people.
And paraphrasing The Hollies: It's a long, long road, from which there is no return. While we're on the way to there, why not share? And the load doesn't way me down at all. He ain't heavy - he's my brother.