Saturday, November 21, 2009

Mr. "Stick-to-itiveness"

I just realized that I haven't done a November birthday tribute for my brother Eph! Growing up, he and I were very different in personality and temperament! He was always the shy, quiet, no-desire-to-be-in-the-spotlight brother. Any of his free time was often spent sketching and drawing on whatever piece of paper he could find. His favorite subject? Spiderman. He kept working on and developing his talent until now, I'm certain, his artwork is worthy of a comic book cover! He achieved a 100% mark for his Grade 12 Art class, and so impressed his teacher that the teacher handmade a special award just for Eph! That's one of the things I admire most about this brother of mine, his "stick-to-itiveness" until the job is done, and done right.

He was the first member of our family to serve as a full time missionary! He served for two years in California, and came back assertive and confident - bye, bye shy and quiet! He was a good example for me to follow when I left for my mission 5 months after he came home!

He is now a great husband and dad, and though it was definitely not easy, went back to university to complete a 5-year double degree course! He is now in his 2nd year of teaching high school full-time!

I'm very proud to call myself his sister, and am thankful for all he brings to our family!


Yvonne said...

I think he is a great young man. He is incredibly talented--I've seen a couple of his drawings.

Hope he had a wonderful birthday.

carolyne b said...

i met your brother when i lived in his ward seveal years back. he is a great father to his 3 kids and awesome husband to Jennifer. i am so glad he is coming to our ward now. It was great to see him and Belle at the YW in Excellence last week.