Growing up together we were inseparable. Like peas and carrots. We were as close as any two siblings could be. And my happiest childhood memories are the times I shared with you.
Whether we were spying on mommy, or inventing our own secret language, we created an unbreakable bond. An unbreakable bond that’s withstood the test of time, even when we were 3,000 miles apart from each other, and even during those six years we didn’t have very much interaction.
On this day, I want to tell you just how much you mean to me and just how important you are. However, I can’t seem to find the words big enough to express how blessed I am to have you as my brother. Or how happy it makes me to spend time with you now, as if we were still children.
People say, “you can’t pick your family,” but if I could, I would choose YOU for my brother, every single time.
You have risen above the dust and the painful ashes from the past.
You possess a powerful gift by bringing pure moments of joy into other peoples lives, simply with your fabulous sense of humor. Your unconditional love and total devotion to your family keeps me in awe. You have become such an amazing man. And you have become such an incredible father.
I am ever so proud of you and ever so lucky to know you.
Happy birthday, my baby brother!
You’re still my very best friend in the whole wide world.
I love you with all of my heart.
** The complete set of birthday photos can be found on my Flickr account by clicking HERE.
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