Monday, July 7, 2008

A Brother's Love

Precious brother
can you see
What the Lord has given you and me?
The chance to grow
and find our way;
But, still we cannot
stay away.

Not just a name
upon a tree.
The Lord has made us
family.
To share our lives
both good and bad,
To come together
happy or sad.

A helping hand
within our grasp,
A friendship that you know
will last.
Not just a name
upon a tree;
The Lord has made us
family.

Thankful I shall always be,
The Lord has made you
brother to me.

--Brenda Darlene Kijowki

20 comments:

ang :o) said...

that is precious! It made me a little emotional! Her beauty fits right in with her handsome brothers!!

4ever 4some said...

Oh Jana! I'm sitting here with a lump in my throat. I'm printing that out for my kiddos. I also love your blogover. It looks great

Anna said...

Jana that is so special! Of course for me it has the same beautiful meaning. And the pictures are so sweet.

~Lynn

Anonymous said...

How sweet each picture is with
her different brothers.........
How much she has grown and changed
in just over a year home with her
family. I believe the Lord always
has his hand in these homecomings.
Have a blessed day...........

mommy24treasures said...

what a beautiful poem! Love the pics too

Somewhere In The Sun said...

Jana,
That comment under ANNA is from me. I was in her account this morning and forgot to log out. :) Everyone's blog that I commented on this morning was under her name! She's been getting comments thanking her for the comment she "supposedly" left! We've had a good laugh about it.

~Lynn
(the "real" one!)

Mission to Macie said...

so sweet!

beautiful pictures!




Jill :)

Anonymous said...

Great pictures and a terrific poem. The expression on Oakley's face in the last picture where she is just leaning on Sawyer is a heart-grabber!

Lisa P.

Bella's momma said...

I just found your blog, and am I ever glad I did!!!

You have a beautiful family!

Blessings,

krista @Bits and Pieces

Keri said...

I love these pictures. Looks like Oakley is as crazy about her brothers as they are her!

Jennifer said...

HOW VERY SWEET!!! It has been such an honor and privilege to get to watch your family grow from a family of 5 to a family of 6!!! I am so thankful that we have been able to watch, share and enjoy the journey with you! Thank you for sharing this part of your lives with us!!

Oakley has grown into such a precious girl... and it is awesome to see her with her 3 big brothers!

PS - Sawyer... great job on getting your LICENSE!!! WHOO HOO!!

The Ferrill's said...

Oh I love these precious pictures, you can just see the love so obviously between them all! Sweetness.
And the blog looks so wonderful!

Mom of 5 said...

What a gem ! She is so sweet with the boys. You can see the love. Like your new blog look. Very Pretty...

Dawn said...

Love that poem...I might have to borrow it from you! Your boys are SO handsome!!

Colleen said...

Beautiful!! This is SO sweet! You have a beautiful family. I am so glad I stopped by:)

Jake and Taryn said...

LOVE all of your pictures! You have such a beautiful family! :)

Lady in Waiting said...

Brothers and their little sister are SO special - can't imagine our lives without them!!!

Chris & Deb said...

Too cute again! You sure can tell that they are all good pals!

Alyson & Ford said...

Your family pictures are wonderful! Beautiful family!

Alyson LID 01/27/06

Sherri said...

Oh my. Your oldest son looks so much like my oldest son when he was younger. He's very handsome :)

Your family is adorable!

Sherri