Saturday, January 22, 2011

Creating sweet memories



As many of you know, I live at my mom's, with my little witch, and with my big brother Evaldo. We sometimes have differences, specially concerning my spiritual path, which he simply can't agree, but this was already talked and solved.

He's an awesome brother, who will stop everything he's doing to help. He was the one who took care of my father along with mom when he was ill, before dying of cancer. He was the one who was with my big sister when she died at hospital. He's this kind of guy, always there for you, no matter what. He will foget differences, small silly things that happen between siblings, and his hand is the one you can always hold when in need.

And the sweetest thing is that he loves Lucas like the son he never had. He's always playing with him, teaching him about photography techniques, telling funny jokes and making my little witch laugh everyday. After shower, Lucas always knocks at his door wearing his bathrobe, just to listen to him saying out loud, "Pope!! Forgive my sins!", kissing his hand, making him laugh so hard he almost cry - a family joke that may sound weird for some, but it's totally funny for us.

So last Monday night, when we were already sleeping, Evaldo silently created and printed a treasure map written, "Map for Baron Von Shülts' coins" and below, "House 58 at Mosela Street", with a "X" where the tresure was. He burned the map's rims to make it look old, folded and hid it into a slot into the main doorjam, and buried outside a paper bag full of old coins (although without value, some are from the 19th century, from severa countries and really beautiful) that he found among my late father's belongings,

On Tuesday morning, he asked Lucas to help him vacumming the house, starting at... the main door! You can imagine the rest... I took several photos of his discovery, and they can't express all his surprise and delight at finding something so absolutely cool and special! We made our part, pretending not knowing anything about it, and Evaldo helped him to take the eleven steps required to find the right spot to dig his treasure out. It was so so fun and so sweet to watch how genuinely happy Lucas was, how lucky he though he was!

One special touch was that some French and Italian coins display pagan gods and goddesses, and he identified them by himself: Hermes, Athena with Nike, Poseidon... He really learned well about deities! ;)

He is very proud of owning a "tresure of his own", with his old coins now safely kept into a wooden box, that, according to him, will be sent to a museum when he gets old.

Things like this simply make me feel good. I know that when my little witch grows up, he'll remember this day with love and joy. My brother is a pigheaded sometimes, but he knows how to be lovely too...

17 comentários:

Lilac Wolf (Angie or Angela) said...

I'm crying that is so sweet!

Zedral Z said...

What a lovely story! Hugs and kisses to all. :)

TMCPhoto said...

What a fantastic memory for your little witch. It's those special little surprises that make a childhood.

Mama Kelly aka Jia said...

I always love the stories you share about Lucas and your family. But, this is particularly sweet. Your brother is a very special man!!!

SCS said...

What a wonderful brother you have! I love reading about Lucas, he is such a strong witch especially for his age.
Bright Blessings to you all!

Sherry
from very cold Canada

petoskystone said...

such a caring person, your brother. :) plus, lucas is learning by example that disagreeing with anothers' lifestyle doesn't need to involve violence...media reports to the contrary.

Kallan said...

aw, Nydia.. this is the best blog post EVER.. thank you for sharing this special family event with the rest of us. I can imagined being Lucas and getting my own treasure map.. how cool is that?? love love love this story!! hugs to you, Lucas and your wonderful brother.

Wizardess said...

What a wonderful story. Brothers can be such a blessing! Sweet, well-told post.

Magical M said...

Awww, that's totally awesome. What a great uncle your brother is to your son!

Ponderosa Pagan said...

that is the sweetest thing! Uncles can really be amazing men when they want to step up!
I hope I can do something like that for my nephew!
Blessed be to you all!

Mama's Thyme said...

That is so sweet Nydia! What a great big brother, and how great that he has bonded with Lucas like that.

Strega Mamma said...

Queridos , isto é uma bênção ! Que presente ter um irmão-tio assim...Que tenham muito outros momentos de ludicidade e ternura como este. Bjs e bênçãos !

Astrid said...

Too sweet! What a lucky little boy to have a great uncle and a fantastic mama!

Strega Mamma said...

Meus queridos...esqueci que vocês seguem a roda sul...mas não faz mal,qdo Imbolc chegar...visite a postagem se quiser uma "mãozinha" pra fazer a cruz ! Como estão com toda esta chuvarada ? Acabei nem perguntando. Espero que estejam ótimos. Bjs e Bênçãos !

Illustrated Ink said...

What a sweet story, Nydia! :)

Powell River Books said...

What a wonderful story and a great brother to have. You and Lucas are very lucky. - Margy

Rue said...

Your brother sounds like mine - wonderful, yet stubborn!

What a wonderful memory for Lucas - he is really fortunate to have his extended family so close!