17 days (Celebrating a champ!)

17 days (Celebrating a champ!)

October 17th is my brother Dennis aka DTM or Syntax Ditiem’s birthday.

Today the 1st of October, I want to celebrate him and I will randomly post something on my various social media platforms as the days go by to appreciate the guy he has been and the man he is becoming.

If you know me well, you know I’m the self-proclaimed queen of humble-brag so that means I brag about so many things near and dear to me. This brother of mine definitely tops that list! He is a blessing whose genius ways have astounded me from the time we were little. He topped his class from the time I knew how to differentiate between first and last. That and so many things he does make him the extraordinary hombre he is. May ambition keep driving you champ!

October is a great month because I got a little brother a year later and I have never not had fun and folly with him by my side. Even though seas, oceans, and many geographical nuances separate us no single day goes without missing you DTM tha dude!

Glow on champ!!!

So here is to many beautiful Octobers full of joy my handsome meant for the stars little but not so little brother. May this month be nothing but the best yet that you’ve had this year! May it bring good fortune, open doors to your dreams untold and very much so renewed faith and hope in your forever glowing soul. I love you so much. Can’t wait to celebrate you when the stars align ❤❤❤

Go big bro! I am cheering you on!!!

You are destined for greatness! Soar on!You have it in you!

PS: In case you had no idea how I got into blogging, my bro who has a poetry blog himself Syntax Says interested me to try and paint pictures using words (and pictures) in the blogosphere and I can never thank him enough. Point is, he is that one guy who has believed in my writing since we were youngins. He had no choice but to stick with me during punishments by our primary school English teachers who somehow hated my guts (but that’s another story for another day). That, my friends, is what through thick and thin means 😁😇😍

So there goes, join me as I celebrate my bro during these next 17 days and send him kind messages over at his blog if you get the chance.

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Here is a pictorial down memory lane to celebrate the unequivocally best bro in the world!

Hehe, this has to be a classic (thanks DT for sending this ❤)

I love you from the bottom of my heart

Your forever numero uno fan ❤

Before all of you grew taller

Brother for life (bestie for life)

Homework for you when you can pose?

Way back when... Los quatro Mujyamberes

This one here is a great routine we practised every first day of school. To many grins brother man!My two favorite gentes on earth and mama bear

He let me take this picture when I was still a newbie in my early photography days.

'90s kiddosWe love you 💞

Happy birthday month DTM! 🎉🎉🎉🎉

Mimi nakupenda sana. Praying for you—as always ❤

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Dad

Dad

Whatever they say about time healing wounds is partially true and false.

True because there is that peace that comes even in the midst of all the uncertainty.

But then again their is that false notion of it all. Especially when you know that the more the years go by the more you’re likely to miss how they smiled, laughed at certain things and looked when they were angry.

To some extent time robs you of the very essence of your gone but not forgotten loved ones.

I would gladly write a thesis on that but today is not that day.

Today I want to look back to 19 years ago when I was little girl whose love of her father was as evident as the big smiles on the old pictures. Yes pictures because that’s what I have as the memory that is firmly etched in mind’s eye.

I will never see you with grey hair and wrinkled skin. I will never see you reclining on a rocking chair when I bring you grand kids. I will never see many things but one thing for sure dad! I never saw you angry no matter how wronged you were. I never saw you let someone feel unappreciated just because you were in a higher position than they were. I never saw you lay a hand on mama out of spite or contempt. And most of all I never saw you choose one child over the other even if it meant your ‘adopted’ children-uncles and aunts.

So daddy today I send you this love letter from my soul to yours written on this blog saying, thank you for being you. You went too soon to be with our Lord whom you loved above all else and when my time comes to be with you, I hope we dance and thank God for finally making all the tears, missing you and sweet memories come to a full circle ❤

Missing you tonight and always,

Your 7 year old girl who wept after seeing you through that tiny window as you lay motionless ending your 36 years as a father, friend, mentor and most of all great husband to your bride mama Bee 😍