January 29, 2010

baby bro


he really doesn't like it much when i say baby bro - he is taller than me
and he's always protects me
and watches out for me...no matter what.



and he never wanted us to worry - even when we watched televisions shows
like cops or when he would tell us stories of him charging into dangerous situations.
he knew what he was doing.



and later when he became an instructor at the academy, we breathed a little sigh of relief...
and now...baby bro retired from the force.
and we're so proud.
proud of his service and making us safe
from the bad guys.
proud of his teaching of the next generation of people keeping us safe.
and when they presented him with the badge, weapon, gold watch and all the certificates.
i know others were proud of him too. even when they were not here to say it.

and now he's on to his next 20 at some place new...
doing what he really loves...
teaching others how to keep the world safe.

xoxoxo - love you
(but you will always be my baby bro)

31 comments:

  1. Oh my he looks too young to be retired!...I am happy for you and his whole family that he made it through his service safely...Congrats to him!

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  2. thank you for honoring him here and including us in this celebration of your "baby bros" life of service and accomplishments...i love the photos Char!

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  3. What a wonderful sweet tribute to lil brother...I know you are proud of him and you should be! It is great what he has done, protecting and putting his life on the line for others. Please tell him Thank you! The best of luck to him in his new venture too.

    PS...Cute!

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  4. Congrats to him on his retirement! On to the next adventure for him for sure :)

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  5. How wonderful! And so young to retire :)

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  6. Ohh, WOW. Congrats to your most excellent baby bro. Thank him for making the world that much better, would ya? I mean, just once for me. "This girl from Utah says thanks for being awesome".

    That's all. :)

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  7. What a nice post Char. I wish him all the best in the next endeavor. It is wonderful what he has done and is about to do. I can see him as the great protector. Have a great weekend my friend. Take care.

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  8. Sweet post, Char. And yes, he really does look too young to be 'retired'! Good luck to him in the new job. Have a wonderful weekend, too.

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  9. Two decades of working to keep us safe, very commendable! Wishing your bro much happiness in his next venture.

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  10. how exciting....to be so great at what you did do and now moving on to something else that will continue to fill your heart....

    and as much as you love him....I can only imagine how he feels about you....

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  11. How wonderful. Bro's are great aren't they. Congrats.

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  12. Your brother is a cutie and he sounds like a wonderful bro as well. Good luck to him in his new endeavors.

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  13. what a sweet post...i feel the same about my brothers..both younger..and even though all grown up....one is a district attorney and one is a property manager...they are still my..baby brothers too.....always will be....

    have a wonderful weekend, Char..

    i have so enjoyed getting to know you through Christina..it's made january a little easier to bear with new friends like you, my dear


    have a wonderful weekend...

    kary
    xxx

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  14. What a wonderful and loving post to your brother!!

    Happy weekend to you ~~
    xoxo

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  15. That was a touching tribute to your brother. Tell him what he's done is much appreciated.

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  16. Lovely post about your brother...I'm sure he's just as proud of you as you are of him! Here is to his next adventure may it be as enriching and successful as the first! Hugs from Norway :-)

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  17. What a terrific tribute to your brother! My father-in-law did his first 20 with the Port Authority Police of NY and NJ, and his next 20 as a county sheriff's officer.

    Congratulations to your brother on his great accomplishment, and best wishes for the future! :)

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  18. Of course you're proud of him! I would be too. I'm sure you had tears while writing this. Proud tears.
    Brenda

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  19. Such a wonderful way to honor your brother...congrats!! :)

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  20. Congratulations to him for such a great accomplishment!

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  21. what a sweet way to honor your brother. his service is admired. congratulations to him.

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  22. great post honouring your brother here. what admirable work.

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  23. Congratulations bro! Being a policeman is honorable work. It's so nice know a little bit about you!

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  24. What a sweet tribute. Love to all baby brothers out there.

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  25. Sweet to hear about siblings who love one another.

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  26. we are so thankful, for good guys like your bro.
    blessings~

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  27. Congratulations to your brother on a job well done and a life well lived. I hope we hear more about his exciting new stage in life. He sounds like a really great guy.

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  28. How lovely. It's so wonderful to be proud of those we love, isn't it???

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  29. This is such a lovely gathering of words for a brother you love so dear. I giggled a bit at the beginning, as I too have a younger brother who is much taller..everyone thinks he is the older one.

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i feel as if each comment was between us as we sat and sipped something warm....i love to hear what you're thinking.