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renniekins
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A Brother Story
I was having a particularly painful and difficult time, a few years ago, grieving from a very personal loss. I talked to my brother on the phone, telling him some of my anguish. We have a close relationship...he lived about a 5-hour drive away though, so all we could share was words.

The next evening I came home late from work and, there on my porch in front of my door, was a paper plate covered in tinfoil. I removed the tinfoil to find a plate of chocolate chip cookies. Homemade.

On top of the cookies was a handwritten note. It said (approximately), "Your brother knows you are going through a rough time and wanted to bake you some cookies. Alas, he is in Chicago and cannot. I am your brother's friend, so I have made you cookies in his place."

The friend of my brother's was somebody I had never met, but he lived nearby. The kindness and thoughtfulness of both of those young men made me cry, but this time the pain was mixed with love and gratitude....
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mrdisco99 From: mrdisco99 Date: April 3rd, 2003 10:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow, that's sweet. :)
cynnerth From: cynnerth Date: April 4th, 2003 03:50 am (UTC) (Link)
awww!!! That is so sweet!
From: entropygirl Date: April 4th, 2003 06:01 am (UTC) (Link)
How wonderful! Lucky you!
ktlove3 From: ktlove3 Date: April 4th, 2003 10:08 am (UTC) (Link)
what a beautiful and moving story!

to have friends and family like that is a true blessing!

-katherine

hehe... two comments in one day... wow

figure_skater From: figure_skater Date: April 4th, 2003 12:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
Awwww....that is so sweet! You are lucky to have such an awesome brother, he sounds like such a caring person, it's cool that you two are so close.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: April 7th, 2003 08:19 am (UTC) (Link)

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Yep, he's a great brother...I'm pretty lucky!
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