Sunday, May 27, 2007

OH JOY... Part One

Earlier I had talked about OH JOY, something I could not share at the moment, but would later. This JOY comes in three parts..... All three parts are all about my brother and his amazing family. This is the first part which is about JOHN (my brother).

Those of you who have siblings that you just love to no end would understand what I am saying here.... If you do not have such siblings, just play along, I guess.

I have a brother.... an amazingly brilliant, loving and helpful brother. He can do ANYTHING!!! If he doesn't do it, he will try and figure it out. My boy toy used to feel competitive about my admiration for my brother. He is a loving strong leader in his family, charitable, honest and noble. He has always loved his work and made a good living. Shortly after 9-11, his type of work took a deep cut as consumers became more conservative with their spending. Sad, this cut affected his job. He has either been looking for work or doing jobs that did not really challenge his amazingness and was only a way to pay the bills. Lately he was been without a job and searching for something that would pay the amount of income he wanted and challenge him. My heart ached for him because I saw how unhappy he has been at these interim jobs with the stress of providing for his family. This JOY was overwhelming me when I heard the news that he once again had landed a job that would give him everything that he was looking for. It just warms my heart with such JOY to see him once again light up with the challenges and blessing that he sooooo very deserves.

Got to get going because I am expected in a few minutes at his house for a Memorial day BBQ and it is at least a 30 minute drive...... I am bringing broccoli bacon salad, cheesecake and fresh raspberries!!!

My second JOY I should be able to share June 1 or so......

12 comments:

Joannah said...

I think it's wonderful that you have so much admiration and respect for your brother, and that you are rejoicing with him in his new found good fortune.

Blessings to you both! :-)

Stacy said...

Congratulations to your brother! That is so wonderful that he found a great job!

I hope you enjoy your cook-out!

Lisa said...

Sending a big woohoo for your brother. I hope it gives him all that he has been looking for. I love when good things happen to good people and he sounds awesome.

I'll be hittig refresh until June 1 gets here just incase you decide to tell us early. LOL

Thanks for sharing the good news.

Lisa

amy said...

Oh Yeah

I love happy posts

Amy
LID 4/23/07

kris said...

SO happy for your brother, that is such great news!!

But girl... you gotta leave us with a ciff hanger like that? June 1? It's too far away... too far...

Colleen said...

That's fantastic news and to hear you speak so highly of him is so sweet.

Now you should put the recipe up for that broccoli bacon thingie!

Doris & Dan said...

That is wonderful news!!! Congrats!

Looking forward to more joyous news!

Keep smilin!

Jewels of My Heart said...

Hooray! Thank You Jesus for answered prayers and for Your provision!
I pray my Nicholas and Hannah have a relationship like you and your brother's when they grow up.... What a beautiful gift it is.
I am so happy for him and his family and your Bar-B-Que sounds wonderful and your contributions sounds YUMMY! Would love to get your recipe for your salad.

OziMum said...

Oooo talk about keeping us in suspense!!!

Congrats to your brother! He sounds like a real gem. Boyfriend could probably learn something?!!!

C.J. said...

Congrats to that wonderful brother!

Have a great cook out and now I am uber curious about that June 1 news.

Christie said...

Don't ya just love brothers - I have two and I adore them.

Meanwhile...I'm stuck on the broccoli, bacon...heaven thing. Recipe please?

Cheers!
Christie

Donna said...

That is such great news about your brother...can't wait to hear the rest of your news!