Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Dragon Land

Moving to Maryland from Massachusetts and leaving my close-knit family behind was a difficult thing for me. Don’t get me wrong, I love Maryland. If I can’t be on the Parker River, (or as they say in MA “Pahka Rivah”!) the Chesapeake Bay is an excellent substitute!

I guess the worst for me is missing my brother, Luke. He was born when I was 13, so I feel very maternal towards him. I’ve watched him grow up. I remember running downstairs for school, late as usual, but still joining him for breakfast and a quick few minutes of Dragon Tales. He would sing the little theme song… “Dragon Tales, Dragon Tales, it's almost time for Dragon Tales. Come along, take my hand, let's all go to Dragon Land”…sitting in his footy pajamas, slurpin’ cereal milk.

As corny as it sounds, the other day I was waiting to greet a visitor in the front lobby of MPT. We have a TV there, and Dragon Tales was on. Just hearing that little theme song made me think of him and it was nice. Although he is 12 now and probably doesn’t remember our singalong breakfast time, we still share nice moments together watching WGBH, Boston’s public television station. Now, instead of kids shows, he’s into stuff like Nature and learning how to survive in the wilderness.

Desirée Edwards
Assistant Manager, Major and Planned Giving

1 comment:

djpacker said...

Hi Des, You're the best big sister!Love ya, Luke