Saturday, May 26, 2012

My Brother, Brett


This is my "little" brother, Brett. And today, he is graduating from High School. Which, for me is bittersweet. First of all, I can't believe he's old enough to graduate...it seems like just yesterday he was drinking out of our dog's water bowl while still in diapers. Look at him now, such a grown man, ready to face the world and all of it's challenges head on. He has enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and will be leaving for training in just a few months. My little brother is all grown up. And he amazes me. He is one of the most talented people I know. He is brilliant. He is funny. He is sweet. He is brave. (And incredibly photogenic, I must say!) We have always been very close,  (UGH...I am crying already!) and it will be so hard to not have him at home. It will be so strange to walk into my parents house and not see him there in the kitchen cooking something, or sitting at the piano playing a beautiful melody, or frantically trying to clean things up because his girlfriend is coming over. (haha.) He is one of my very best friends and can make me laugh until my sides split. He knows me better than most people do, because we are exactly alike in so many ways. I have been so blessed to have him in my life, and I am so very VERY proud of him. Brett, I know that whatever you do in life, you will do with strength, courage and dignity. I know that you will bring light and joy and laughter to any who are fortunate enough to get to know you. I know that your brilliance will help and support countless others. And I know that your heart will touch so many lives, just as it has touched mine. I am proud to call you my brother and my friend. I will miss your guts like crazy, and I love you so much!!! Congratulations, "little" brother. :)





4 people leaving some love!:

Anonymous said...

Welcome to the Corps family ... I am a Marine Mom :)
An invaluable resource tool is marinefamilynetwork.com They have more information and group pages than you could imagine! I hang around there as Mommallama :)

Melissa said...

Oh my gosh, I remember when he was just a little guy! congrats to him! I am especially fond of Marines after being married to one!

DeAnn @ The SIP project said...

He is a brave boy...I mean man. Great post. It makes me miss my brother.

Mike & Rachel Barton said...

Oh, Brett. I can't believe he's all grown up.