Growing up in a household with my father, mother, and older brother has provided me with an immense amount of life lessons and learning opportunities. All of these experiences gave me a new and improved outlook on life as a whole. For instance, I learned that if work is not put into something, nothing will get accomplished. I also obtained knowledge about what the difference between right and wrong is and what to do or say when put into a particular scenario.
My mom and dad definitely prepared me for all the mature, adult-like decisions I would have to make as my future inched forward. Nonetheless, my brother also provided me with a great representation of what I desire to become as a young adult.
Honestly, if twelve-year-old me would've thought I'd be saying such nice things about my brother, she'd think I was crazy. I can't sit here and boast that my brother and I were perfect kids all the time, but I will say that as I've grown older I have appreciated him much more.
Now with jokes aside, I will say he is truly one of my biggest role models.
Obtaining the little sister role has been one of the biggest blessings God has provided me with.
I can't even imagine what my life would be like without my older brother. We have been through so much together and become closer each step of the way. I am extremely thankful for the guidance, generosity, and kindness that he has given me throughout the years.
Also, there are so many traits he has that I wish to emulate myself. He is a fantastic leader, friend, and teammate. For instance, he has a huge heart and puts one-hundred percent effort into every task he is given. I desire to attain all those traits and to become an overall better friend, teammate, and sibling in all of my future endeavors.
Now again, I'm not saying that we were the most perfect children. We definitely got on each other's nerves and tested each other's limits. Nonetheless, we made the most out of each moment we shared with each other.
I have also adored watching my brother and his wonderful wife build a life together. I have the dreams and aspirations to create a happy life just as he has done. As our lives progress, I will continue to look up to him and all that he has done for me and our family. My brother is truly one of a kind and is one of the most friendly human beings ever.
I am so extremely grateful to have the big brother that I do and I couldn't be luckier to know him.