Monday, October 11, 2010

He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother

About my brother. 

 Jimmy was a Marine who served in Vietnam and received a purple heart.  

He doesn't do well with life in general...  he's had addictions, several marriages that ended in divorce, and health problems.  

He's lived in shacks, hotels, houses and cars.  He's always been a hard worker but has never known quite how to 'have a life'.  He has a beat up old car that barely runs and lives a few hours away from me.

  He is now disabled.  

His medal might be purple...  but his true heart is made of gold.  If Jimmy had ten dollars to his name and you asked him for it... he'd give it to you.  His generosity is probably why he has absolutely nothing to this day. 

I love my brother Jimmy, and I missed his birthday last week.

That is why I'm baking his favorite cupcakes and sending them out to him tomorrow.

Grandma's Chocolate Chip Muffins

Action shot

Another action shot

Shhhh...  don't tell Jimmy I'm sending him cupcakes.  It's a surprise.

Ready for the oven

Golden and Delicious.  

Happy Birthday Brother!!!


  1. A Happy Birthday to Jimmy! I can see the family resemblance!
    Wish you could deliver them to him in person!

  2. they look delicious! Jimmy sounds like a wonderful man and you are a fantastic sister for realizing how very special he is! I am sure he will enjoy these goodies you baked for him with love! Happy Birthday Jimmy!


  3. How sweet is this? Happy belated Birthday Jimmy! And wow, you are a great sister, I don't think I ever made anything for my little brother lol...Love the action shots.

  4. How wonderful that you understand your brother so well and love him so much. He is a blessed man and I know he will be thrilled when he gets his presents.--Inger

  5. And a Happy Birthday to him! I think everyone by that name should have cupcakes! M-M-M

  6. haha... that's funny Jim. I'll give you Jimmy's address.... I know he'd share!

  7. You are the bestest sista, really. Nothing better than getting cupcakes way after your birthday.

  8. Theres one missing in that pan? Bobbi!! did you sneak that? There goes the diet.....Your loving husband.

  9. Well dear, you know that I wouldn't let my brother eat anything that I wouldn't try myself first. lol.

  10. Yumm..those cupcakes look really good,he will enjoy them!! Thank you for the comment on my blog:)

  11. I miss u so much Jim.i was honored to be ur neighbor and help u out..i was also honored to be a good friend..u have taught me how to be strong...u r my u Jim


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