Thursday, August 19, 2010

Meet Greg!

I am so blessed to have the most amazing brother in the entire world!! And when I say that, I really do mean it!! Greg is about 4 years older than me and is the strongest, sweetest person anyone could ever meet!! He has a heart of gold!!
A few weeks ago, my mom threw a party for me and my older sister Cindy and our families. She wanted to share one last time of having the family together because it will be a long time before it happens again! My sister and her family have taken a job that will have them living in Japan for the next two years! And as most of you already know, I am moving to Texas in the next few weeks!! Anyway... these pictures were taken at that party and when I saw them, I knew that I had to scrap them!!

Back to my brother.... If you ever met him, you would fall in love with him instantly!! Everyone does! Greg does not drive a car but used to drive a moped. He went everywhere on this moped and people were always telling us all the places they saw Greg!! That was all great until the day he pulled out in front of a car. Fortunately he was wearing his helmet, unfortunately, his left leg took the biggest part of the impact and they were not able to save the bottom portion of his leg. Now... I don't know about you , but I am pretty sure I would be one very grumpy patient if that was me lying in the hospital in such extreme pain! Not my brother... he spent his time apologizing to the nurses whenever he asked for something or if they had to come in to take care of something for him!! Like somehow he was putting them out!! But, that's Greg!! always thinking of others first! As difficult as it was seeing him in so much pain for so many days, I enjoyed hearing all the fabulous stories everyone shared about him when they came to visit him in the hospital!! And boy did he have visitors!! Greg is such an amazing person.... I am so blessed to call him my brother!!

Now, enough of the sappy stuff and on to business!! It is Thursday so that means a new sketch at Sketches in Thyme! The Design Team did some truly amazing LOs this week... be sure to stop over and see them!! And then take the sketch and do your own thing with it!! We would love to see you link up your project at Sketches in Thyme!!

I will be home later tonight... I have spent the last 3 days in Dallas finalizing things for our move! It is coming up quickly!! I will try my best to visit everyone's blogs, but please forgive me if I don't get around to comment as much these next few days.... so much is going on right now!! As always, thanks for stopping by and leaving me the nice comments all of you always do!!

Barb  :)


abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

What a wonderful brother you have! And your so wonderful for making such a beautiful page to remember the moment from!

li-bee-ti said...

Barb, this such a beautiful and touching lo!
And your post was also very touching.

Dawnll said...

I knew it was going to be a special story behind this layout, what a wonderful memory and idea to scrapbook. Glad I stopped to check it out. Good Luck with all the final details on moving.

Jocelyn said...

What an inspiration and what a wonderful brother....if only we could all be like him!!! Love the LO!!!

Thanks for sharing with us sweet friend!!!

Random Acts of Krafting said...

Love this inspiring layout. You really love your brother and you shared that with us. Thank you.


Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Thank you for not only sharing this beautiful layout but the wonderful story of your brother! Love the colors but it was even nicer meeting Greg!

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

wow.... this is a very touching and encouraging story! Thanks for sharing. Your page is precious too. Happy Thursday!

Pat said...

Barb beautiful story about your brother!! Great LO!

LINDA said...

This is such a beautiful layout of your brother..And such a touching story about him.. He is just as lucky to have you as a sister as you are to have him for a brother..
Hugs, Linda

Sandi Clarkson said...

Barb, great layout and I am so glad to meet Greg! Family is our home base and there is nothing better than that! I do have to feel for your poor mother .. all her chicks going different directions! Hang in there!

Angi Barrs said...

TFS Greg's story. What a big heart he has to think of others when he himself is going through so much. So Inspirational!

Kim H said...

I am sitting here crying...I love the layout, the page and the story! I too have a wonderful patient I take care of who like your brother never complains but always compliments and apologizes. My wonderful husband GRACIOUSLY allowed my parents to move in with us awhile back. My Father has M.S. ( Mutliple Sclerosis) and my Mom can't do it all herself. I too would complain about the pain but there is something about your Brother and my Father... that special gift!
Thank You for sharing your story and for listening to mine! Good luck with the move. Hopefully you and your family won't have to wait to long for another family get together. I hope to get back to the challenges next week because I love them!
Kim H

Fern said...

Barb, what a wonderful brother you have and I am so happy to meet him!! What an inspiration he is to all of us...
Your layout is fabulous!! Love the papers you used and the little gears!! Hugs!!

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