Today is my little brother's 24th birthday. When my mom brought him home from the hospital all those years ago I was not amused. I had been the only child for over 2 years and liked it. I did not like the new screaming bundle of baby everyone referred to as my new brother. In fact, I requested my mom take him back where he came from. Ha!
As kids, we argued and fought. It drove my poor mamma, who was an only child, nuts. We did get along on occasion, and if anyone said an ill word to the other they didn't get away with it.
We grew into teenagers and my brother began to take on the roll of a protective brother. He was a freshman in high school when I was a junior. If someone looked at/spoke inappropriately about me he did not put up with it. I know of at least one instance in which he body slammed a guy on his baseball team for something he said. Like I said, protective!
Then came college. College, in my opinion, was when we began to get closer. We spent one year together at KSU before he went off to play baseball at another university. He then transferred to GA Tech, the smarty pants he is, and graduated with an engineering degree. The last couple of years have been full of struggles, challenges, and heartache for our family and we have become even closer. I have truly come to realize the importance of family and am so very thankful and blessed to have my brother.
In the last year he has gotten a great job and bought his first house (with a pool!) in Georgia. I am very proud of him, more than words can express. CSB, my mom, and I drove down to spend the weekend with him and help make his awesome new house a home! We had a great time and I enjoyed every second with my family.
Here's to my little brother, one of my best friends, and an incredible young man! I am so blessed to have him for a brother. Happy Birthday! I love you!
P.S. Ladies, he's single. :)