Sammy Jackson has the distinct blessing of having two older brothers, just like I do. What a privilege to be loved and looked after by two big brothers.
My brother Craig died in a plane crash ten years ago today. I have written about this unexpected and horrific loss in a couple of different places (my book, an article in Knowing & Doing, and in P31 Woman Magazine), but today I miss him most for his companionship and love. I could hang out with him doing nothing for probably a year and love every second of it. Man, did we have fun! How great to know in the depths of your soul that someone adores you and would do anything for you.
My brother Jeff had surgery this morning. Yes, sort of a tough day for my sweet mom! Jeff had his gallbladder out which we are all hoping will clear up the chronic symptoms he’s been having for months. And amazingly Jeff is an incredibly fun and sweet guy too. How blessed am I? Jeff is eleven and a half years older than me, and Craig was four years younger than Jeff, so it is not surprising that growing up I saw a lot more of Craig. When I was in first grade, Jeff was a senior, so that gives you some perspective.
But anyway, I distinctly remember the first time one of Jeff’s buddy’s said something that expressed some level of interest in me. I do not remember the guy or what was said. I do remember where we were, that the comment was harmless, and that Jeff’s reaction was not so harmless. His stature is quite intimidating, and so I was quite certain in that moment that if Jeff Huber didn’t want someone to so much as look at me, well then, they wouldn’t. And that protection has been a comfort to me. Jeff has my back. He loves me; he would drop anything and everything to help me out. Will you pray that this surgery cures his symptoms? I would so appreciate that.
Are you blessed with brudders? Why not give thanks for them right now and let them know how much you love them.
“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5: 18