To the greatest tall, dark and handsome cowboy I have ever known – happy birthday Billy (he would have turned 59 on Sunday, September 25th, 2016). I believed in my brother. I only had a short time with him my life, but he was my greatest male influence. He cared for me and looked at me with such love, and I believe that I still hold that in my heart.
I believe that he influenced who I want to be and I believe that he watches over me and although he’s not here to give me guidance, I believe that he hears my prayers. I want to believe that because I believe that he is the reason I want to live my Simple Romantic Life.
The last memories I have of him, with him, were when he was married to Marilyn and he helped raise her two children like they were his own. I watched him be the man that I admired, I watched how he loved Marilyn and the kids. And for all of the times I was jealous of any other child (mainly my female cousins) get close to Billy, all of those thoughts went away, and I saw the man that I believed gave me the greatest gift anyone would ever give. He gave me the insight to want to be a better person, to aspire to be a happy person and to love unconditionally.
I believe that there are those individuals that are a part of our lives, that may come into your life, even briefly – that influence us in a tremendous way.
Billy, you were loved by so many (even through your own good and bad times), you helped raise two great kids and were even there (also very briefly) for your own beautiful, smart, amazing daughter and you are my belief!
Simple Definition of belief
: a feeling of being sure that someone or something exists or that something is true
: a feeling that something is good, right, or valuable
: a feeling of trust in the worth or ability of someone
MY belief that there ARE good people (like you) and I want to try to be one of them. Not perfect, not always good, but I do WANT to be a good person and I want you to look down and smile when I am!