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A Letter to My Brother

Dear Jonathan,

Today is your graduation day. Today you officially graduate high school, they will say your name and hand you your diploma (or maybe a rolled up piece of paper hehe). You are walking away from being a kid in high school to being an college student.  I cannot believe I’m writing those words… college student! AAH! It is incredible to think that time has gone by so quickly.

I remember the day you came home from the hospital and I held you for the first time. You were my human doll and I couldn’t wait to play with you. You were so tiny and fragile, so needy and so loved. I was in awe of you and the thought of us growing up never crossed my mind. Time passed and you went from being my cute little baby, to my extremely annoying little brother. You followed me everywhere and did anything you could to bother me. I still loved you but I didn’t like you very much at that time in our lives!A few more years passed and you grew up. It felt as though it was from one day to the next. I no longer thought of you as my annoying little brother, but someone I wanted to actually spend time with. Someone that became my best friend.

Fast forward to today… You are about to walk across the stage in your cap and gown. To say I am proud of you doesn’t seem to suffice. You are someone I look up to (literally) and you inspire me everyday. You are the smartest, funniest, sweetest, most wonderful brother I could have ever asked for.

Know that I will always be your number 1 fan and I will always back you up no matter what life throws our way. You inspire me to be a better person and a better role model. I pray that you always look to God for guidance and you put Him first in all you do. May His grace and favor shine on you and may you always walk in the center of His will. I hope that when I have a son, he turns out just like you. Just as awesome, witty, lovable and wonderful as you.

Today, we celebrate you. Your achievements up until now and all the future achievements you will continue to have. You are my hero and I love you more than words can say.

Love always,



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