Blog 219: For my brother


Can someone please tell me how my brother came to be 25? How does life go so quickly? How did someone younger than me grow to be taller? How is he not my so little brother? How is he celebrating this with his wife? What the heck, I feel really old now! I would to say that I remember the day he was born but I really don’t. My mother got pregnant with my brother when I was only four months old and so that is all I have known really. I need to stop blinking and hopefully he won’t grow older and taller! Brother you are a pain in the backside but I would have it no other way. You are annoying but I would have it no other way. You are taller than me but I would have it no other way. I am so grateful and blessed that I get to call you my brother and you have a wife that I am now able to call my sister-in-law.

‘I would fight with my brother but would fight for him any day of the week.’ This is such a true quote. My brother and I used to fight a lot of the time. We were very close in age and so who didn’t expect it really.  We used to drive each other mad, get bossy, get annoying, be the chuckle siblings, play jokes, wind our parents up big time and so much more but it was so fun! Believe me we were a pain to each other and we would wide each other up so much but it was worth it to be able to have a brother. All the times we have fallen out and all the times we have annoyed each other I am so glad that we have been able to grow up together and spend time with each other.

It is known to everyone that siblings have their differences and siblings find it hard sometimes to be gracious to each other but it is a real blessing to have them. My brother hasn’t always been by my side but he has always been by my heart. We don’t often talk and when we do it is short but we always pick up from when we last spoke. We don’t often see each other but when we do it is amazing and it feels like old times again. Living with a sibling is not always a great thing, they do wind you up and they know your weaknesses but it is so much better than being an only child. I can’t believe how far we have come in our lives and what we have now been able to do. It is crazy to think that we are both married and ready to start our own families. I know you are going to be an amazing uncle and an awesome dad!

I can’t believe that my brother is 25 and he has been married for eight months already. Can someone please tell me where the last 8 months have gone let alone where the last 25 years have gone! I am so proud of my brother, all that he has become, the wife he now has, how his has protected, how he has made me laugh. how he has helped me to get over things. We were like twins when we were growing up but now we have our own spouses and when the time does come I know that he will be an awesome father. He is so caring, so kind and so considerate of others that he will be a great father and he will continue to be an great husband. I know that when things get tough you will be there to support your wife and you will be ready to defend her-she is one lucky lady that is for sure!

I know my brother has been a pain in the past and vise versa but I am so thankful that God put him in my life. I was amazing to be able to have both a brother and sister when I was growing up. I didn’t always respect and like them but boy did I love them. They were there when I needed them and they were there through the easy and hard times. I know that when the time does come for God to take him away that I will see him again. All the time I have with both my siblings now I will treasure and look forward to more memories that we will make. Happy 25th my not so little brother!

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