Happy Birthday Gordon
In God’s Great Wisdom, most of us have the opportunity to share our lives, our homes, our faith and most every aspect of our lives with a unit called family. Thirteen months after I was born, there came along a very cute little boy, my brother, Gordon.
Being thirteen months apart in age, we have always been close. Gordon is a very accomplished man. Graduated college cum laude, had a 30 year career as an auditor for the State of North Carolina, and now enjoying retirement with his beautiful wife, Dora. I also want to mention that Gordon served in the U S Army and spent a year in Viet Nam during that war.
I have to deviate and talk about Dora. She is as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside. What a joy she gives to my life. She is much more like my sister. I love you Dora. Gordon has become like a brother to Bob. All of us lost our Mothers within a year so if anything our unit has gotten stronger.
Here we are with Mother and Dad. Gordon and I miss them terribly. As we got older, Gordon would schedule and paid for an annual trip to the beach for the four of us. I wouldn’t take anything for these memories. Thank you Gordon.
Wherever we are, we all seem to be smiling and locked arm in arm. Thank you Precious God for this family and thank you for my brother.
Gordon did so much for Mother and Dad during their last years. Words are totally incapable of thanking him. I think we are at the beach here. I really like this picture of Gordon…looks like the professional he truly is. What hair!! is all I can say about me?! We look so happy together and we look a lot alike in this picture. Gordon was a very good tennis player at one time and I am sure his shirt is about tennis.
Dora looks like a movie star. She is one of the most talented people I have ever known and one of the most wonderful. Bob and I call her Saint Dora.
Here they are with one of their grandchildren about 7 years ago.
Gordon, Happy Birthday. I love you more than you will ever know. I am and have always been so proud of you. No one could have a sweeter or more family oriented and loving brother. God has blessed me. There is nothing like getting a phone call from someone saying “Hey Sister of Mine.”
After you and Dora light the Advent Candle tomorrow at church, Bob and I will see you for lunch.
Your Sister, Dianne