30 Reasons I Am Thankful For My Brothers

30 Reasons I Am Thankful For My Brothers

The list of reasons a girl with two brothers is thankful for that she would never admit.
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Being the middle child and only girl between two boys taught me a lot growing up. Here are 30 reasons I am utterly thankful for them now.

  1. Thank you for rough-housing with me and always being ready to wrestle. You taught me how to hold my own.
  2. Thank you for playing house, daycare, school, and Johnny Appleseed with me.
  3. Thank you for riding bikes with me and running home to get Mom or Dad when I fell off.
  4. Thank you for racing me. I would not be nearly as competitive without you guys making me this way. “If you ain’t first, you’re last” – Ricky Bobby
  5. Thank you for fighting, arguing, questioning, and challenging my every word and move some days.
  6. Thank you for playing lava with me on the furniture.
  7. Thank you for watching "The Brady Bunch" and "Rugrats" with me. Even though you thought I acted like Angelica.
  8. Thank you for pretending you were "Spy Kids" after we watched it.
  9. Thank you for letting me use your Max Steel and G.I. Joes as Barbie’s boyfriends.
  10. Thank you for jumping off your bunk bed with me.
  11. Thank you for playing Don’t Let the Balloon Hit the Ground.
  12. Thank you for spending hours playing "Spy Fox," "Rollercoaster Tycoon," and "Pajama Sam" on the computer.
  13. Thank you for laughing with me until I couldn’t breathe. Or peed my pants.
  14. Thank you for coming to my dance recitals. Even though I know Mom and Dad made you
  15. Thank you for playing basketball in the driveway every single day. Especially when we all knew it would end in a bloody war.
  16. Thank you for squeezing my hand as hard as you can at Mass during the Our Father …..and still doing that.
  17. Thank you for sledding down Grandma’s steps on sleeping bags. And hiding with me when we got caught.
  18. Thank you for always letting me borrow your basketball shorts, sweatpants, hoodies, and flannels.
  19. Thank you for accepting my imaginary friends as your own.
  20. Thank you for riding the tire swing with me at the park. Even though you both hated it.
  21. Thank you for telling me when I am being a baby or dramatic.
  22. Thank you for begging for a dog and getting one. Even though you knew I was terrified and cried about it.
  23. Thank you for being brutally honest with what you think about everything I say, do, wear, date, befriend, play, and post. Even though it was super annoying, I truly appreciate it now.
  24. Thank you for coming to every sporting event you could attend. And telling me I did well, even when I know I didn’t.
  25. Thank you for attempting to bake with me. Like the time you thought vegetable oil can be substituted for corn syrup.
  26. Thank you for preparing me for middle school, high school, and college. Even though I rolled my eyes and didn’t act like I cared or was listening—I was, and you were right.
  27. Thank you for keeping my secrets and trusting me with yours.
  28. Thank you for knowing everything about me and still loving me.
  29. Thank you for being my best friends. Even though you didn’t have a choice, I’m glad you are both my brothers.
  30. Thank you; much love, broskis.

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8 Reasons Why My Dad Is the Most Important Man In My Life

Forever my number one guy.
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Growing up, there's been one consistent man I can always count on, my father. In any aspect of my life, my dad has always been there, showing me unconditional love and respect every day. No matter what, I know that my dad will always be the most important man in my life for many reasons.

1. He has always been there.

Literally. From the day I was born until today, I have never not been able to count on my dad to be there for me, uplift me and be the best dad he can be.

2. He learned to adapt and suffer through girly trends to make me happy.

I'm sure when my dad was younger and pictured his future, he didn't think about the Barbie pretend pageants, dressing up as a princess, perfecting my pigtails and enduring other countless girly events. My dad never turned me down when I wanted to play a game, no matter what and was always willing to help me pick out cute outfits and do my hair before preschool.

3. He sends the cutest texts.

Random text messages since I have gotten my own cell phone have always come my way from my dad. Those randoms "I love you so much" and "I am so proud of you" never fail to make me smile, and I can always count on my dad for an adorable text message when I'm feeling down.

4. He taught me how to be brave.

When I needed to learn how to swim, he threw me in the pool. When I needed to learn how to ride a bike, he went alongside me and made sure I didn't fall too badly. When I needed to learn how to drive, he was there next to me, making sure I didn't crash.

5. He encourages me to best the best I can be.

My dad sees the best in me, no matter how much I fail. He's always there to support me and turn my failures into successes. He can sit on the phone with me for hours, talking future career stuff and listening to me lay out my future plans and goals. He wants the absolute best for me, and no is never an option, he is always willing to do whatever it takes to get me where I need to be.

6. He gets sentimental way too often, but it's cute.

Whether you're sitting down at the kitchen table, reminiscing about your childhood, or that one song comes on that your dad insists you will dance to together on your wedding day, your dad's emotions often come out in the cutest possible way, forever reminding you how loved you are.


7. He supports you, emotionally and financially.

Need to vent about a guy in your life that isn't treating you well? My dad is there. Need some extra cash to help fund spring break? He's there for that, too.

8. He shows me how I should be treated.

Yes, my dad treats me like a princess, and I don't expect every guy I meet to wait on me hand and foot, but I do expect respect, and that's exactly what my dad showed I deserve. From the way he loves, admires, and respects me, he shows me that there are guys out there who will one day come along and treat me like that. My dad always advises me to not put up with less than I deserve and assures me that the right guy will come along one day.

For these reasons and more, my dad will forever be my No. 1 man. I love you!

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To The Best Friend Every Girl Should Be Blessed Enough To Have

You definitely deserve all the love.

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I have not written this letter, but it has been on my list of "to write" for forever. She keeps asking when I will write one about her and every time I tell her, soon.

Well here it is. The truth on why it took so long? No words seem to do everything justice. No matter how I put them or how I want them to sound, the page always makes them look weird and they always sound lame.

But finally, here it is. Best friend, this one is for you.

First and foremost I will start with a holy cow. We have been best friends for only a short time because who knew your "in school friend" from all those math classes would actually turn into this? We put off hanging out outside of school for years, and finally, after suffering through all that algebra we decided enough was enough.

I wish we had sooner.

I wish I had gotten more time with you before we both moved away to college - but ill take whatever time I get with you because well… you're incredible.

Thank you.

Thank you for finally agreeing to hang out with me.

Thank you for listening to every rant ever - whether it was a paragraph long text, a 2 hour FaceTime call or an hour-long car ride.

Thank you for ordering planners with me and spending nights decorating them with me (we are such losers).

Thank you for letting me become a part of your family.

Thank you for going to Friendly's, IHOP and Target at the most ungodly hours.

Thank you for encouraging me in everything I do, and stopping me from making bad decisions.

Thank you for telling me the truth, despite if it hurt me or not, I know now you will never lie about your feelings towards someone (LOL).

Basically, thank you for everything you have done for me. You have made me a better person and you encourage me to be my best self every single day.

Moving on I want to make it clear how incredibly proud of you I am. I love getting texts from you about your love for your classes, and how you want to be president of this club and president of that. How you help out kids, and how you host events. I love hearing about your major and the classes you are so incredibly excited to take. Watching you be so passionate about what you are doing and becoming makes me want to feel the same way in everything I do.

I hope someday my kids are your students because, in your hands, I know they can change the world.

Last but not least, I love you. And you're stuck with me.

Love,

Your forever number one fan

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