Birthday wishes to my Hero, My Best Friend, My Protector, My Big Brother | April 6, 2020🗝
I remember as a young girl, feeling pretty special, my brother had the ropes and he was pulling the toboggan, we were going to get water. (My legs were shorter than his so he allowed me to sit on the oosloos) While we were growing up one of the ways to get freshwater in the winter was to use the toboggan, an axe to chop a hole in the ice, and buckets to bring the fresh water home.
This was a chore done many times by my siblings and I, it wasn’t a favourite as it was hard work, especially when you are younger that 10 years of age. This was the norm and was done with no complaints.
I remember as a young girl sitting on the steps leading up to the clothesline watching as, who I thought was the strongest and most amazing person, chop wood. He never missed a beat.
I remember getting ready and seeing the snow outside, it was a gigantic yard and we all had to get ready to go out and shovel snow. Each swipe of the homemade shovel made it look effortless.
You taught me patience and challenged me. From Tinkertoys to pick-up sticks
Over the years I have many memories that sit deep in my heart and mind. Ive been blessed with the memories, even more blessed to have the memories shared with an amazing big brother.
Before my son died, you opened your home and your heart to him, you sat with him as he opened his heart to you, you held him while he cried, you reassured him that he was loved and was worth every effort. You dont know how much your actions over the years have impacted me. You inspire me and I love you for that. All throughout the last five years since Quinnton Tom died, you never fail, to check in, check on and visit. If I’m in the area and say “doing”, or lunch without hesitation and obligation within a few hours we are having lunch or visiting
You’ve watched out for me, you have looked after me. You protected me and I am so proud to call you brother.
On this day of April 6, I would like to wish my Big brother, my hero, my best friend Jako a very happy birthday. in my eyes, You have the heart of a saint and a temper if unleashed like no other.
You give freely, and never expect anything in return. You are an upstanding Man, and I am so proud, so very proud to call you my brother.
Happy Birthday Jako - my hero, my brother my best friend..