Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Photo Project Day #31

Day #31: A picture of yourself. (The last day of the photo project).

This photo isn't just of myself, obviously, but with it being March 1st, I needed to find a picture of my brother. Manny passed away 16 years ago today. It's a long time to miss someone. It's also a long time to love them and honor them and live with them in your heart. I have tried my best to do just that.

About the picture. It was taken some time in the spring of 1994. I love it because we're all so happy and together and it's a beautiful day outside. We're appreciating the moment. Manny taught us so much about that-- about loving what you have while you have it. He always knew how to make us smile and laugh-- how to make us happy. (Here's a little random tangent-- When people tell me they think I am funny, I always take it as a huge compliment. My brother was one of the funniest people I know and when I am told I am funny, it makes me think that I am like him, at least a little, and that makes me so very happy.)

Today isn't going to be a sad day for me. I am determined to fill it with happy things and many verbs. I already had a really awesome Christi run this morning and enjoyed the beautiful sky on my walk to work-- March 1st off to a good start. Manny wouldn't want it any other way.


Cristina Santos said...

Love this pic.

Christine said...

I found my way to your blog because Ylaria's mom mentioned you today. I'll say a special prayer for you--that this day and every day your brother will continue to inspire and watch over you, and especially make you laugh!