6.18.2009

Dropping like flies ...

Who spent two days in small quarters with six people who have now been quarantined with the swine flu?

Oh, that would be me.

No, I do not have it. Yet. Okay, let's be honest, I don't have any symptoms either. Yet.

But, I could be on the brink of death people. I could.

Feel free to bid your final farewells through a comment. Hopefully I will survive long enough to read it.


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Today is his 34th birthday. I know nothing I could say could give you, a general reader of this blog, even the slightest idea of how amazing this man is. It would come across just as another sister praising her brother on his birthday. So, for fear of sounding cliche, I won't even try to convince you.

But, to him: I love you. More than you could possibly know. In one of the classes I have to teach for work we discuss why we all have gotten into the career field we are currently in. You don't know this, but I bring a picture of you and tell them that YOU are the reason I am where I am today. I tell them that I figured, "If any person with a disability is half as cool as my brother, I definitely want to get to know them."

I love the way you love people. I love the way you forgive people. I love the way you see the best in everyone. I love the songs you make up. I love talking Aggie basketball with you. I love watching the Aggie lose one football game after another with you. And I love the way you have always found joy in your journey, as difficult, challenging, and heart wrenching as it has been.

You have been the perfect older brother in every way possible and I.love.you. for it. Now please, for the love, get your finger out of your nose! :)

8 comments:

Avree said...

Oh Mindy, please don't die! You're one of the few people who comment on my blog and make me feel like my blog makes a difference in this world!

Geoff & Cami Brown said...

Fact-- six people were not quarantined with the swine flu! Don't scare people like this silly woman! Both Val & I never were tested for it and the Doc said I just had the flu. And guess what? I made it! And I am feeling much better!

Geoff & Cami Brown said...

Another fact-- You were with us for only one of the training days. Half the chance you will get it.

Adam R. said...

Oh no...swine flu? What were you doing with the people who have it? Were you teaching them?

Krystal said...

swine flu is overrated... I'm sure you'll be fine. We had kids at school with "flu-like" symptoms, but only 2 really had the REAL swine flu... You're strong, so I'm sure you'll be fine.

ALSO, Happy Birthday B-man! You are lucky to have such a great big brother!!

Mike said...

Good thing I never see you. I don't want swine flu. One gold star for knowing what RS was about.

Di said...

What a sweet post for your brother. I sure hope you survive!

jill said...

how cute is your hair!

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