Sunday, May 10, 2009

History Was Made

History was made on May 9, 2009.
Perseverance pays off and dreams really do come true.
Divine intervention happens for whatever reason.
I'd like to introduce to you, my brother Dennis Lynn Marlar.
We like to call him Rick Jr.
Not only for obvious reasons, but the unobvious as well.
We arrived around 2:15 p.m. and didn't leave until about 9:30 p.m. Of course 7 hours wasn't enough time to catch up the last 30 years, but we got a great start. And honestly, it was like catching up with an old friend AND talking to a ghost at the same time.
Gabby wanted in this one, for whatever reason. It would have been the best photo.
My brother and I are very much alike. It's weird having a sibling that's like me as Tessie and I are complete opposites and never had any real interests together. Dennis and I though, are definitely cut from the same cloth...we even organize our closets the same OCD way! It's funny and amazing how you can be like someone and not have been raised with them. It's like genetics takes over and that's just how it is. Dennis does some of the same things dad used to do and only got to spend the first 10 years or so with dad in his life. It amazed both of us.
We couldn't stop laughing and giggling about it.
The kids and their uncle Dennis and I. The kids were over the moon thrilled to have another uncle in their lives. Mo took right to Dennis and made herself right at home. I think she's his favorite so far. He even gave Erik some good uncle to nephew advice...always agree with your parents even though they may be wrong. I think I'm gonna like this guy. Heh.
Our first family photo. Marlar's United. Wait til my other brother gets here.
Dennis' job will keep him here in Georgia for the next 6 months to 2 years and will hopefully bring our other brother Eddie Duane here as well.
During that time, we'll exchange photos and stories and catch up and make up for those 30 years and more. He can tell me stories about dad before I was born and I can fill in the blanks after dad left their lives. It's so nice to know that I have family here in Georgia after all.
Karma really comes around and really happens.
We both believe that.
At this point, we don't have a choice.
Happy Mother's Day.


Areletha said...

What a fantastic story! And what a fantastic day for your family! I'm so happy for you!

May I also say that I absolutely fell in love with that video and your music on here. You go girl!!!

Terri Davenport said...

It must have been such an amazing day! So happy for you!

tania said...

this still makes me smile really big. SO freaking awesome!