Sunday, June 29, 2008

Happy Birthday Steve!

Today is my big brother's birthday. I had hoped to get this post on here earlier today, but Sunday is always a busy day at our house. So even though his birthday is almost over, I wanted to send him some good wishes.

Steve is a dad to four kids, a husband, a farmer and most of all a dreamer. He constantly has a new idea about how something can be improved, which I think is a really neat trait. He would probably hate for this to make public, but he is a very generous guy...the kind that gives without weighing out the cost. This is a very small example of this, but I remember one time being with him in Denver. It was late, and we were tired and hungry. We had just gotten a pizza at Pizza Hut and were headed back to the hotel to eat. As we pulled up to a stoplight, we saw a man in a wheelchair sitting by the side of the road with a sign that said he was hungry. Steve rolled down his window, grabbed the pizza and handed it to the man. He then reached in his pocket, pulled out his wallet and gave him all of his cash. Now, many would question what the man would do with the money or why he was asking for handouts, but Steve left all of that up to God and gave him what the man asked for. That is just the kind of guy that Steve is.

Steve was also the one I chose to walk me down the aisle at my wedding. My dad hasn't always been present in my life, and for that very important day, I wanted my big brother, who had always been there through the thick and thin of life, to walk with me and hand me over to the guy that would be my husband and new family (and to make sure I didn't trip and fall). To him it might have not been too big of a deal, but is sure did mean a lot to me.

I spent most of my childhood trying to prove myself to my brother (and probably a good part of my adult life trying to do it too!) We are like night and day; I don't think siblings could get much different. But I love him immensely and hopes he has the best day and best year yet!

Since he begged me to show him some love and link to his blog, you can read more from him here. And just for the record Steve, I was going to write this post before your last comment (although I am still hurt you don't like the new look of my blog!) :)

Have a very happy birthday Steve!


Tucker said...

OK, you almost made me cry! Almost! But thank you that was the best present I could of got. You don't have to prove yourself to me, I already approve! You are a great mommy and a great sister. Thanks for the kind words. Now, move closer!
PS. Sorry, I just don't like the colors or something (but I am color blind)
God Bless you little sis!

Tucker said...

BTW this is your best post by far! Wanted to let you know that I read blogs using google reader and colors don't matter.

stacey said...

Don't worry about not liking the colors. Brian said that they reminded him of a western! :) Don't worry; it will probably change in a couple of months anyway!

About the moving closer....don't think that will happen any time soon, but two little boys sure need to come help with harvest sometime.

Anonymous said...

I've only recently become acquainted with Tucker and I can see those traits in him. Glad you wrote about him! And I'm glad to have him as a freind!

Anonymous said...

You guys are being too sweet to each other--what's going on???? You are good kids and BTW--Happy Birthday Stacey!! (Just a little late) Mom