When I decided I would make something for the Beads of Clay blog, it only took a minute to decide what month I wanted. July. My younger brother was born in July so it's always been a special month to us. And then of course, the 4th. What a special day for our country!
While I was making these turquoise beads I got to thinking about what I was doing. I took some clay and smashed and rolled it on my sidewalk out front. Old cement, rock steady, trustworthy, and every now and then a big crack. Yes, that reminded me much of my brother. Rock steady and trustworthy with a wacky sense of humor. And with a voice like an angel. He sings all around our part of this wonderful world, for celebrations, funerals and just for fun.
Since we've grown up and he became a man and then a father, I can say, he is someone I am just proud to know, let alone be related to. He provides for and cherishes his family. He tears up when he talks about his girls…what a great daddy!