My not-so-little brother inspires me because…

Broski, if you’re reading this, just know I’m not doing it to embarrass you. Rather, It’s because I’m very proud of you.

He knows how annoying and out-of-the-loop I’ve been since surgery, and I simply want him to know how much I TRULY appreciate his patience. He listens to me, puts up with my forgetfulness, he’s pretty awesome.

I’ll never forget the day my dad came to pick me up after school saying, “Ready to meet your brother?”

We got to the hospital and as the doors opened to get into my mom’s room, I tiptoed over to the bed and crib. There he was, this little person wrapped in a blanket, tiny mittens covering tiny fingers, and a little bonnet keeping his little head warm. Everything about him was tiny and delicate.


Nearly 20 years later, he’s over a foot taller than me, knows more of what’s happening in the world, and always has a new fact or story to share.

After vocational training, this young man aspires to work in the food industry (which suits him 100%), and I have full confidence he will reach his dreams. I’ve seen him fail, almost give up, and struggle to make our parents proud.

But here’s the thing, he’s never failed to make me proud. Although he’s younger than I, he’s done more for me than he thinks. Bro, God is cheering you on because He knows you’re giving Him your all.

You inspire me because there had been times in this recovery process where I just wanted to give up and stop trying. You inspire me because you’re so open to new things, you look forward to what tomorrow brings, even if you don’t admit it. You’ve taught me that God is our best friend and that He will never give up on us.

I pray that God continues to bless you as you allow Him to use you to bless others through your ministries. You have so much potential, and I am so happy to call you my broski. You’re my #1 fan, and I know I’ll never be classified as a “girl” because I’m your sister (inside joke LOL). Do you bro, I’m here to walk with you every step of the way.

This post is dedicated to you bro, thanks for always being you. Here’s to more jinxes, food adventures, and awkward moments.

I’ll end this post with a quote a friend shared with me:

Shoot for the stars, but never lose sight of the flowers.

Do it up bro. I love you. I mean it!

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