today my brother turns 23.
how in the world did that happen?
seriously, how did my little kid of a bro get to be so…grown up?
truth be told – i’m super proud of this guy.
he is chasing his dreams and going to grad school – working with teenagers to help keep them in school – partnering with the police department and using all of this psychology he has learned to make a difference.
he is the most patient individual i know.
and similar to last year’s letter – i’m so excited to see what life has in store for him.
few people have the siblingship that we do.
and not just because we were born kin, but because we were forged together and weathered tragedy.
this guy, man…i just love him.
and as simple as that may seem – it’s profound.
i’m thankful for the #smithsiblingtrip adventure we went on this year.
it really gave us a chance to make new memories and explore new areas together.
to get out of our comfort zones and just LIVE.
i hope to make it an every few years thing – because we need it.
you keep me grounded.
i’m so impressed by the boy you were…
…and the man you have become.
life wouldn’t be the same without you.
it would be less weird.
you make my life fun.
and i’m so thankful that you were born. <3