Sunday, April 17, 2005

Oh, Brother, There Art Thou

I'm pretty lucky. I have a pretty big family and all of us are pretty healthy. No drug addiction, no deep dark secrets and/or mental iss... well maybe some issues. Today is actually my brother Matthew's 31st birthday. We'll be gathering for dinner in just minutes at a place called Grape Street (a restaurant that serves various wines.) I wish that I had been there more for both my brothers and sister. Looking back, I remember the extreme freedom of moving out after high school. I think when you become an adult you become slightly selfish with your time and energy. I just wish I was there for them more back then but now my siblings are all productive adults. I'm immensely proud of them all and their accomplishments and wouldn't have things any other way. I cherish that I have what I do with them and that we haven't had more adversity... but when that time comes, I know that we can handle it. Happy Birthday, Matt.

BTW, his biggest birthday present will come just a few months from now when he'll become a father. That's when the toment will begin. B)


Unknown said...

Funny you wrote that... My oldest of two brother's is going through alot right now and I'm his "go to" person. It's great that I'm the one he wants to talk to and be around. It's just really hard, too. And I feel bad when I feel over-whelmed with it.

You seem to have an old fashioned close family. That's rare these day's. You're blessed.

Martin said...

Jenn, both you and Vavoom are blessed also. Just knowing that you have an older brother that comes to you with his problems shows how important and strong that bond is. As for being an uncle, I have once niece and a nephew right now that are 2 (turning 3 shortly). They are absolutely amazing.