Monday, February 27, 2012

The Best Kind of Oreo


The best part of life is having good friends and good friends that
become family, is even better.
My sister Coy and I always wanted a baby brother.
My Mom gave birth to a stillborn baby boy.
We named him Allan. Allan would have been
35. No one will ever take Allan's place, but
we have been blessed to have a wonderful
addition to our family. He came when we
where all in our 40's. He was raised by his own
wonderful family. Now adopted by us,
we get to have him as our very own brother.
This is the best kind of Oreo!
Love you guys

37 comments:

Stacy A. Gray said...

What a sweet cookie story! Brothers are precious no matter how they come. I lost a brother at a young age, and would love to have a brother in my life, maybe I'll adopt one too!

Dina Thanki said...

Awww that's so sweet! I have 2 younger brother but always wanted a sister. I got married and have gained not 1 but 2 wonderful sis-in-laws!

Valerie Lorimer said...

Oh, what a wonderful story! Absolutely love this.

Ces said...

I thought it is not polite to say "oreo" for what you mean. Ah but we can call our family anything we want for we love them. So, do you know that in my family they used to call me "mantiquilla"? That is margerine. Maybe because it rhymed with my name. I love Oreo cookies, especially with a cup of unsweetened tea. Vee, I am going to S.C. soon. Love you. I am glad to see you posting once in a while. You must be very busy and that is good. Tsup!

Ces said...

Aaahhh! Thank you for removing that blasted word verification. Tsup!

theartofpuro said...

What a beautiful story:)Love it:)

Bella Sinclair said...

I need to get me a great big cup of milk. And then I'm going to sit down and enjoy your story all over again. Heart-bursting love, dear Miss V! I think there's enough love in there to make this a Double Stuff kinda joy. Much love and peace and happiness to you, because you deserve it.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

You are a sweet family, with enough love-n-sugar for a whole BUNCH of additions!
Love the story and the illustration Nessa~~you RAWK!
I'm off to try and get ready for day after tomorrow....all my little ducks in a row for the next week or so.
Take care; breathe! ;-D

Lubs U~~♥
Anne

Thoughts for the day said...

Cute blog post, I love your blog ...

Ben Clanton said...

Very sweet! Love the illo!

Laura said...

Very sweet and sentimental story V - loved it :> As an aside, did you know it's Oreo's 100th anniversary on March 6th?! take care xo

Michaele Razi said...

What a sweet post! Brought tears to my eyes and the illustration is just perfection! I love the how you shaded half the faces. Simply wonderful!

Eric Barclay said...

I love my sisters! Such an awesome illustration, V.

salli s. swindell said...

oh vanessa, you tell a story with such flair! and yes, brothers are terrific ; ) ... nate made me say that !

Janine said...

How very clever, sweet and true. Your pictures allways tell storys full of wisdom ny friend
Hugs
Janine

Cheryl Lynn said...

This is so beautiful and meaningful. It's always a pleasure to visit your blog, my adopted sister! Love you soooooooo much!

Girl said...

hi.I am jeff abercrombie.What a sweet cookie story, what a wonderful story! Absolutely love this.

Girl said...
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Thanks for your sharing, I just need them,it is very kind of you.

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Lauren Castillo said...

awww what a sweet little piece : ) Keep the excellent drawings coming, Vanessa!

yoborobo said...

V - I love this story! Isn't it wonderful how we can add to our families? And now I have this incredible craving for a glass of milk and some Oreos. I'm a dunker. :) xox! Pam

k.h.whitaker said...

Love, love , love this illustration Vee, and the sweet, sweet sentiment behind it. Thanks for stopping by to say hello. I have missed you! If Ces is going to be in SC, we should all get together! Seriously...

(((HUGS)))

Jennifer Noel Bower said...

V, Oreos make the best cookies (and relationships)...You weave so much heart into every image you do and you ain't afraid to tell the stories like they are. What a gift! So sorry but your loss but so happy for your gain.

rachel awes said...

can i share some milk w/you ~n~ bella?!! yummmmmmm. what a blessing to hold such hands. (& these dearies you've drawn are soooo sweet...i love them).
xoxox

jazzlamb said...

That's adorable! I'm sure he'll have a wonderful time with a family like yours! Great going, you, as always! :)

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Thank you all my friends here who are more like family then friends. You guys are the best part of life. Thanks for coming around. I'll be back soon I promise. Hugs to you all.
V

Vicki Smith said...

What a touching story, Vanessa! Thank you for sharing and illustration it so beautifully.

donny* said...

Such a touching story. Wonderfully touching and a most brilliant illustration to match. So much life and personality in those faces. And the type? Yay for type! Have a great week!

AtelierBrigitte said...

Wonderful story!

Glen Batoca said...

Really nice ! Very beautiful !

Rabbit Town Animator said...

Love it! I love oreos too and your post just made me love it even more :D

Indigene said...

Wonderful illustration and great story, too! I can say so much about "Oreos" but I'll leave it for now! Lol!

Angela Matteson said...

awww, this is one sweet cookie tribute to a wonderful family!
lots o' hugs to you and yours! :D

Tablice interaktywne said...

That is nice story. I need to try those Oreos cookies finally. I hear so much about them.

Kay Aker said...

You crack me up! What a terrific trio!

kj said...

Hi Vanessa, I have just lingered in many of your posts and illustrations and ooh la la indeed, But this one touched my heart. You have conveyed so much so simply and so creatively . I thank you

You are most talented!!!!


kj