Sunday, October 2, 2011

Memories with bro

Hi!  How are you doing Niisan(bro).  They say "time flies", but a bit long one year for me.  Preparation work is all done except some last minutes things. I'm sending you a letter today before it for our lovely memories to share with you,





I really love the first picture of ours. Thanks to our father taking pictures of us even more than half a century ago. I am wearing the summer dress mom made for me. I believed that there was nothing our parents cannot do.  I remember you agreed sharing the same feeling. I am proud of us being a loving family. 
Look at us holding the big pieces of water melon together. I reminisce that I couldn't wait to dig into it seeing my mom cutting for us that way. I do remember you used to make me cry eating my share of food, naughty youWe share the whole childhood memories we treasure in that old employees' house before moving new house when we were late teens.
I think my first memory is being on that  seesaw in the little play ground near our house and I believe you and father were the other side. 
You really were the intelligent, meticulous and promising boy;  well, have you noticed that I was a bit jealous to you thinking mom didn't expect you any house chores and forcing me a lot. However, I appreciate her very much that she had taught me a lot. Standing in that very small kitchen by her was my sweeet memory. Would you tell her I said so, I missed the chance to say words of thanks face to face to her. I believe you are in peace togather with her,
       Lots of Love from your beloved sister,   

18 comments:

Barbara F. said...

Beautiful letter to your brother, Orchid. You were such an adorable little girl. I loved watermelon too as a child. Blessings to you, and a big hug xo

Glenda said...

Such sweet memories. I can tell you love your big brother. The pictures are priceless!

Mariette's Back to Basics said...

Dearest Orchid,

What a lovely post; straight from your heart and held up to the heavens... For sure your big brother is close to your Mom and you should not worry, your Mom will feel very proud of her little girl. You have accomplished far more than most of your age. You can express your feelings in two languages fluently; that is quite an accomplishment. And you managed because you let your Mom discipline you and took on the many chores. That made you strong mentally. So rest assured, you have two loved ones that will protect you and feel very proud of you!! Oh, they for sure met my older sister, the one I never knew... and my grandmothers, grandfathers etc. etc.
We still need to complete our task here on earth and will follow one day.
Don't feel sad but feel joyful for having a task that you can manage.


Love,

Mariette

Jo-Anne Rambling said...

What a truly lovely post I really enjoyed this and the photos of you and your brother as children are just so great it is really good seeing you when you were so young both of you were beautiful children

Desiree said...

This is such a beautiful letter, Orchid! So full of love and nostalgia for times past. You and your brother were beautiful children, clearly well loved by your devoted parents and I have really enjoyed hearing about your childhood. I know you feel sad they are no longer with you, but their presence, through your lovely memories, is eternal. I hope you have a very blessed day.

Ellie said...

That is a beautiful post orchid. A lovely message to your brother. Your pictures are lovely too. It is nice to have them to help you have lovely memories. Take care dear Orchid, hugs to you.

artistamyjo said...

Such a lovely post Orchid and good you have all those wonderful memories.
Hugs

maddyrose said...

Thanks for sharing this lovely letter to your brother. It's a blessing that you have the photos and memories that go with them. You were such a pretty little girl and the picture of you and your brother eating water melon is wonderful. Hugs to you sweet friend.

Belle said...

How wonderful it is to have a brother while growing up. You have such beautiful memories of him. Thank you for sharing the photos and your letter. May peace fill your heart.

Thisisme. said...

My dear friend Orchid - oh, this was such a beautiful post today with that letter to your much loved and much missed older brother. I am feeling very emotional for you. Such lovely childhood photos of the two of you, and your dear mum. I am sure that they are both together now, looking down on you, and, more importantly, at peace. Try not to be too sad my dear friend, but hold onto the happy memories in your heart. Much love from me to you.

lyndylou said...

Beautiful words Orchid. I am sure that they are together making mischief and looking down on you, cheering you on daily. (((hugs)))

Tamago said...

What a beautiful, sweet letter to your brother. I am touched! And the pictures are so lovely. I can easily see you had such great time together. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful memories.

Ann said...

Miyako-san, such a lovely letter from your heart and soul!! I am sure your dear bother has seen it..and that he and your Mother look down on you with love and pride!! Thank you for sharing such a beautiful letter with us. I love the pictures!! Such happy children!!!
xoxo

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

what sweet memories you've shared. the pictures are so nice. i'm sure your brother is looking down on you with love and pride.

Ed Pilolla said...

the watermelon photo is so good. there's that motion blur that adds to the effect.

Sush said...

Oh Orchid, You brought tears to my eyes. What a heartfelt and tender letter to your brother. I can feel your love for your family throughout.
Blessings to you dear friend...what a lovely sister and daughter you are.

romance-of-roses said...

Orchid,
I love this post about family. It's wonderful when we have good memories but so sad for those people that have bad memories of their childhood.I too had a beautiful childhood with my parents. You and your brother were darling children. I like the last picture of you and your mother. Hugs...Lu

Mina said...

Dearest Orchid, this is such a beautiful and heartfelt letter to your beloved brother. I know in my heart he has recieved every word and is blowing you a huge kiss. Of course I don't need to tell you this as you have probably felt his warmth all along. All my love to you sweet friend. Mina