S: My Big Brother-Rock Star. Hero.
BC: Our brothers and sisters are there with us from the dawn of our personal stories to the inevitable dusk. ~Susan Scarf Merrell
FC: My Brother-Rock Star. Hero.
1: There Once Was a Boy Named Matt. Born June 18, 1981..
3: And He was loved.. "You don't raise heroes, you raise sons. And if you treat them like sons, they'll turn out to be heroes, even if it's just in your own eyes." ~Walter M. Schirra, Sr.
5: "To the outside world we all grow old. But not to brothers and sisters. We know each other as we always were. We know each other's hearts. We share private family jokes. We remember family feuds and secrets, family griefs and joys. We live outside the touch of time." ~Clara Ortega
6: And one day he found out he was to be a big brother... | "There's no other love like the love for a brother. There's no other love like the love from a brother". ~Terri Guillemets
7: "I sought my soul, but my soul I could not see. I sought my God, but my God eluded me. I sought my brother and I found all three." ~Author Unknown
8: He had a little sister...whom he would teach many things...how to do laundry, how to fend off dog attacks, and what to do with a giant pickle..? "Siblings are the people we practice on, the people who teach us about fairness and cooperation and kindness and caring - quite often the hard way." ~Pamela Dugdale
9: He taught his sister about sports... | "It was from you that I first learned to think, to feel, to imagine, to believe."
11: He would teach her the true meaning of holidays... "Sally: I've been looking for you, big brother. Will you please write a letter to Santa Claus for me? Charlie Brown: Well, I don't have much time. I'm supposed to get down to the school auditorium to direct a Christmas play. Sally: [hands a clipboard and pen to Charlie Brown] You write it and I'll tell you what I want to say. Charlie Brown: Okay, shoot. Sally: [dictating her letter to Santa Claus as Charlie Brown writes it for her] Dear Santa Claus, How have you been? Did you have a nice summer? Sally: How is your wife? I have been extra good this year, so I have a long list of presents that I want. Charlie Brown: Oh brother. Sally: Please note the size and color of each item, and send as many as possible. If it seems too complicated, make it easy on yourself: just send money. How about tens and twenties? Charlie Brown: TENS AND TWENTIES? Oh, even my baby sister! Sally: All I want is what I... I have coming to me. All I want is my fair share."
12: Most Importantly He would Teach her about character.. Which Kind was Debatable.. | "Of all the properties which belong to honorable men, not one is so highly prized as that of character." — Henry Clay-
14: As they aged.. "Brothers and sisters are as close as hands and feet." -Vietnamese Proverb
17: He Would Teach her to blow bubbles, to punt a ball...and to drive... | "A sibling may be the keeper of one's identity, the only person with the keys to one's unfettered, more fundamental self." Marian Sandmaier
18: He Would Set a great Example...of love for Education and Achievement.... | "Blessed is the servant who loves his brother as much when he is sick and useless as when he is well and can be of service to him. And blessed is he who loves his brother as well when he is afar off as when he is by his side, and who would say nothing behind his back he might not, in love, say before his face." ~St Francis of Assisi
19: But He would also teach his sister..how to and a love for ROCK!!! "How do people make it through life without a sister?" - Sara Corpening
20: He Taught her Laughter, Joy, Hope, he was beside her for important events both big and small...
22: Despite all the time and change...he was still a big brother..now rock star...she still a little sister.. | Each One found their own career path...their own trail in life...found others to bring to the family...
24: "A brother shares childhood memories and grown-up dreams." -Unknown- Despite it all...the most important thing..they were siblings.
25: "Sometimes being a brother is even better than being a superhero." -Marc Brown
26: And..Somewhere along the way in the eyes of his sister...the little boy turned underwear warrior..turned big brother...became a rock star.....
27: ..and unbeknown to him...a super hero. "A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself." Joseph Campbell