My baby bro.

Saturday, May 10, 2008




Levi James is only 2 years younger than I, and actually less than, as his birthday is Oct 12, mine is Oct 20. He used to always get confused when we were younger as to why I was the oldest, when his birthday came first.

With how rampant divorce is in our society, I know we do not share an exclusive story, but when my parents divorced they were the first in social circle. They actually split our church, some siding with my Mom, other's with my Dad. None of our friends understood, it was still pretty much a rariety into middle school. So we clung to each other.

Levi and I were always good kids. Dedicated to school, athletics and God, we didn't cause my Mom too many headaches (not that she didn't create a few). I always thought that it was because of an inner drive, an ultimate sense of the bigger picture that allowed us to get through childhood and adolescence basically unscathed, but Levi has told me on a few occassions that it was me. It was my leadership. He didn't want to disappoint me, and that if I had accomplished a goal, he could stand down the challenge in his path as well. I still remember the first time he informed me, I couldn't believe it. It filled me with so much happiness to know, he looked up to me to such a degree.

He's graduating on Sunday and I couldn't be more proud. I can't wait until he's back. Our relationship has changed throughout my years of college, followed by his own, but it's also strengthened.

2 comments:

Abby said...

You guys are adorable! I completely understand the foundation of your relationship. My sister and I went through divorce at a young age and to this day still cling to each other for love and support! Congrats to your brother!

Sea Squared said...

All I have to say is how freakin' adorable is lil Leah? Love it!

 

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