Saturday, August 15, 2009
Today is my brother Michael's birthday. He is the baby in the family - the last of 8. I vividly remember his birth. I remember holding this little baby and thinking that he could actually be mine. I was almost 18. He was such a sweet, sweet little boy and to this day he is still sweet. He is 22 today - a young man - but in my world he is still about 8 years old. He has been through more than most people his age and has come through the other side of it a well rounded, loving individual with so much potential and positive energy. With the torment the 7 of us older siblings put him through he could easily be a very messed up person but he is strong and courageous - an example of what can happen even if bad things happen to good people. He is just starting out in his life as I approach the dead middle (if I am lucky) of mine. I want nothing more than to see him flourish and find complete happiness. Michael, you are so intelligent. So kind. So gifted. So giving. I hope this next year will bring you some incredible memory making moments, some new friends, and maybe some new interests. I hope your 20's are fun and insightful. I hope your dreams become realities. You have everything you need to make your life wonderful and fulfilling - don't be afraid to go get it! I love you Mike! Happy Birthday!
Posted by Kristin at 3:10 PM