My sweet brothers---and there I am in the middle----as always! If you comment about who is the oldest-----you will be blocked from the blog! Robbie---the oldest---LOVES to meet a stranger when we are together and ask them "Who do you think is older?" He is SO FUNNY!
Noel--the baby---ALWAYS was Momma's Baby---but I understand now since Camille will ALWAYS be my baby and helps to clarify why my Daddy's Mother and his siblings always called him "Baby". It's a "Family Thing"----I finally understand!
It's not always easy being in the middle--but I would not trade them for anything! They are sweet and supportive and they are---well they are My Brothers! Robbie told me one time that I was "The Shepherd" of the family. I looked at him and responded 'I don't remember applying for that job!" It just happens----it's a birth order--gender thing. I want us to be a family---I deeply love them and their families and would do anything for them.
We have had our share of family drama---illnesses---deaths---marriages---babies---LIFE! So BLESSED to be on the "James Team" together! Life is still hard---lots going on --Noel's wife is very ill----but what would it be if we didn't have each other? We understand each other and know "Where we came from"---helps to explain who we are!
On a more serious note---I HATE to be the one to report that a CERTAIN Federal Judge could NEVER resist hitting me EVERY TIME he walked by me until he left for college! Now HIS SIDE of the story is that I would just yell "MOMMA---he hit me!" with NO reason--just to see him get in trouble. Perhaps I MIGHT have done that once or twice---but I am CERTAIN he was sitting there planning his next punch--so I just beat him to the punch! I am happy to say the physical abuse ended once we went to college---but his childish WHOOPS--I meant childlike humor remains in tact!
LOVE my brothers!