Today is my little brother’s bday and even though he is now 26 years old, he is still my little brother. The one I used to have fetch my stuff upstairs when I was too lazy to get it myself. I used to challenge him to do it within a certain time frame (less than 20 seconds) so that it was a game for him, and a win for me. I used to pin him on the ground with my knees on his shoulders and beat him into submission because. . . . well. . . I could. He was my little brother. For so many years, we were sworn enemies. I used to remember wishing for the day I could rid myself of such a pain in the ass. He would want to follow me around and do what I was doing with my friends. A tag along. A copycat. My enemy.
Now, he is my best friend. One of the most important people in my life.
And today is his birthday, 26 years young. It’s crazy to think that at one point in our lives we hated each other so much. I’m certain there are millions of other brother’s out there who have similar stories to tell from their younger years. The fights, the rivalry, the utter hatred. However, I find the friendship we have forged as we have grown up is truly one of a kind.
As is the case on birthdays, we often find ourselves asking, “where has the time gone?”, but I prefer to focus my energy on reflection.Where have I come from? What have I accomplished? What does my future hold? I could answer all these questions for David, but this post would grow long and tiresome. As it pertains to the last question, I know that David is going to accomplish incredible things in the not too distant future. His huge heart, incredible drive, and perseverance through difficult situations is going to allow him the strength to accomplish so much, and I cannot wait to witness it.
Not too long ago, David made a promise in front of all of our family and friends to start a new life with his newlywed wife, Lindsay. It was an incredible day and one we are going to be very proud to share with you shortly, thus this post is about David and not David and Lindsay, as that will follow in a bit. On his birthday, what better way to celebrate one of his most recent accomplishments than to post this image, which I feel truly defines David and his love for Lindsay. When he makes a promise, he keeps it, and there is no doubt that the future is bright for David with Lindsay in his life.
As a husband myself, I feel a connection to this image because it says “I do” in so many ways. And so David, it is with much joy, pride, happiness, and excitement for your future that I say “Happy Bday Buddy.”
I Love you. -Steve