Sunday, November 18, 2007

Happy Birthday to my sister Jodi

My sister is another year older today. I know I needed to start doing the birthday blog post with my brother (cause he is the oldest and it would make the most sense) but I didn't have the wherewithal to make it happen until now.

So going forward, I plan on wishing my family members happy birthday via my blog in my own special way.

My sister Jodi is 7 years younger than me....youngest of the family - and as we were growing up - the BIGGEST tattle-tale known to man. She mentioned in a post on her blog "Figuring It Out" that she didn't feel close to me as she was growing up.

I think I have an answer for some of that. As Jodi was getting to the age of "understanding" her surroundings, I was getting into trouble. Knowing that she was a tattle-tale to the Nth degree - it was to my benefit not to be in her line of sight...or in earshot....

Well, I always loved my little sister - she was cute as a button and just so darn lovable. But being a teen-age boy that was more interested in not getting caught, a strong relationship with Jodi was like a moth to a flame. I knew that my brother Jimmy was near and dear to her, and so was my sister Jenny - so I guess I felt OK with this decision. Jenny (my other sister that is 4 years my junior) was a bit easier to work with -though she was "sneaky"....I know this cause she used to sneak in my bedroom when I wasn't there and look at my dirty magazines (and they were all of men) - I don't even know how she reconciled this in her mind.....anyway, I knew that I had to be a bit OK with Jenny since she knew this fact about me but didn't tell mom....I guess she didn't want to dry up her supply of porn?!

So that is my little story about my little sister Jodi (and my little sister Jenny).....I love them both so dearly - I am so glad that I was able to build a very strong relationship and bond with both of them as I got older.

SO....here is a picture that happened to fall out of my album (literally) as I was cleaning up my office - I figured it was a sign and that I had to use it...

From left to right is me, Jodi, and Jimmy (Jenny was busy getting her first communion - so she's not in this picture) but we were all there supporting her big day in the rites of the Catholic Church....
I believe I was 10 or 11, which makes Jodi 3 or 4, and Jimmy 12 or 13. I don't have the memory that both of my sisters have (I think it may be because of ......well, we won't get into that here)....anyway here is the picture...




And now for a "now" picture of my sister Jodi. I didn't ask permission - but I loved this picture so much I had to....




HAPPY BIRTHDAY JODI!!!! I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!!!

Peace.Love.Live.
JPB

5 comments:

John said...

Ahhh, I knew her when!

xxoxoxo Jodi!!

Jodi said...

Thank you so much!! That was beautiful and a little eye-opening! I love the picture so much. I don't have any with just the three of us, so I saved it! BTW- I think that headshot has made it into the finals!

Charissa said...

I loved this story - especially learning that Jenny likes the man-porn. Ha ha. :) Know what I noticed? How ALIKE you and Jim look in that photo. By the time I met you both, you looked so different - but in that photo you definitely look like brothers. Oh, and Jodi is SO SO cute. I love you all.

Anonymous said...

Yes, Charissa, I liked the man porn. There is no denying it. I have to say, it doesn't hold the same fascination as it once did. Oh well, you know what they say, it is always the one's you least expect ;). I love all of you very much. And I repent for any past indiscressions.
Love,
Jenny

antiquejoyce said...

Hi Johnny I Love you. All you guy and gals love each other so much and I love each of you an am so glad my life has included each of you. Yes I see now that Jenny was much more informed than I was and all of you kids kept your secrets except maybe Jodi. Now I am not sure. Oh well each day brings suprises love Mom