my brother (in the buffalo plaid) and my cousin – they just make me smile.
life has never been dull when they are together – i mean their nicknames alone are fantastic: Bo & Ty.
Bo-Ty. Ty-Bo. the list goes on.
they constnatly surprise me with their thoughtfulness.
with their ability to brighten up a room.
with their compassion and deep thinking.
they are more than the average run-of-the-mill male.
they want to leave a mark on this world – to change it – to leave it better than when they first entered it. they work towards their dreams.
i’m so impressed by them.
i learn from them.
i hope they’ve learned and will continue to learn from me.
while Bo is my brother – ty, my cousin, is basically my little brother too.
i’m so thankful for my family.
for the bond that is unbreakable.
for this kinship that continues to grow as years pass.
i’ve seen few families that hold fast to our values and build relationships within their blood.
and it makes me sad.
i’m sad others don’t get to experience the things i have.
that they don’t have a family that is there for them through thick and thin, happy and sad, truth and lies. a family that cares enough about each other to sit down and discuss mistakes, help correct, and encourage and build each other up; a family that strives for Godliness.
i’m thankful for my grandparents – who raised daughters who gave birth to grandchildren who all love each other.
these two, along with all of my family, make my heart happy.
and just to share why, here are a just two snips from recent conversations:
i love them.
i’m so thankful for them.
what are you thankful for?