Happy 50th birthday to my lovely brother, Luke


Me with Luke, 2014

January 1 is an important day in my family, because it marks our twin sister and brother, Martha’s and Luke’s birthday and this year is an extra special one, being their 50th birthday.

We knew for some time that, with her breast cancer, Martha was not likely to reach 50. And in her personality, she always seemed so young at heart, that really, it was hard to ever imagine her being “middle aged”. Today we know she is upstairs in heaven, happy and enjoying being in the “50 club” together with Lou, who, at just 11 months older, would still be 50 too!

That leaves Martha’s special twin brother, Luke to fly the 50 flag here on earth. As the years go on, I come to appreciate more and more that I have some really quite exceptional people in my family, and Luke is certainly one of those, in so many ways. He is a superb brother. Being the only boy amongst his seven sisters I think has helped him be an open hearted and loving communicator! He is so well loved by us all.

As a tribute to the wonderful person that he is, I put together this clip, as a snapshot of his life so far, and finished with some messages of love from all his family here in Australia.

Happy birthday Luke! Keep being the special person that you are. I send you love, hugs and warm wishes for happiness in your heart, each and every day for the next fifty!


11 responses to “Happy 50th birthday to my lovely brother, Luke

  1. what an extraordinary act of love and kindness this is. I very feel very grateful and at peace for my life at 50. It has been a deeply rich heart felt adventure surrounded by vibrant loving souls. I have a lived a deeply privileged life with a father who gave me the spirit of adventure and a mother the value of living deep from within my heart. My sisters have always allowed me to be me wherever in the world i was living and whatever self growth fad I was exploring.Lastly my dear sensitive twin, i feel we are closer and more connected than we’ve ever been. In your final weeks you expanded my mind and deepened my faith in life and love. I’m extraordinary grateful to all I share this magical adventure with. Lastly to my incredible wife and kids, Quite simply they bless my life with spontaneous kooky joy and love. Serious life is great and Im Great Full for all it offers .Thanks Sarah for this precious gift ,


  2. Maryanne Mooney

    Unbelievable – what a tribute. MB would have loved every second x


  3. John L Bailey

    Hi Sarah,

    This is a wonderful tribute to Luke and a wonderful example of your computer skills. Many thanks. Love, Dad

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Kate Ratliff

    I am continuously blown away by your talent and love you have for people .
    I feel one of the lucky ones in life to have crossed your path.
    Martha and Lou amongst us all are sooooo proud of you.
    Love always Kate Ratliff( Mooney) x


  5. maree and louis paykel

    Luke cannot believe it, why you don’t look a day over…???…!! Many happy returns, have a great 2015 and let that prevail for decades to come!
    with love,
    Maree and Lou (Paykel)

    Liked by 1 person

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