Growing up with an older brother I realized you got away with a whole lot more than I ever could. But honestly, I wouldn’t have it any other way because it showed me how you’ll always have my back no matter what.
In the good times and in the bad times, you stood up for me and took my side even when I was dead wrong.
When life got bumpy and I felt like I was drowning in everything I couldn’t handle, you knew just what it was that I needed to keep me afloat. You have been there even when I didn't know how to ask for your help, without any reason at all. You were there when I didn't even notice that I needed you.
Because of you, I know and trust that everything in life will fall into place. You were the sense of security everyone needs in life, and I’m beyond lucky to call you my brother.
At the end of the day, you’re still a boy and you don’t always come through but you make sure to be there for the most important moments and that’s what means the most. All those times life was changing and I was unsure of my next move, you told me you believed in me. And just like that, I felt better.
That was all it took. You telling me that I could and that I would.
You have a larger effect on the world that you don’t even understand yet. The way you make people feel special, the way you have things so under control making the people around you feel at ease… I wish you could see what I see.
I can see all the good things you have done and all of the great things that you have yet to do, and I am so proud of you. It makes me nothing but honored to have someone like you in my life.
But just know that when you finally get there, I'm going to be right there. To tell you that I knew you could do it all along. That's what family does.
I want you to know, from the bottom of my heart, that I will never be anything but blessed to have a brother like you.
Even when we don't always see eye to eye, even when we push each other's buttons, even when we have a full-blown fight and I say that I hate you, I know that when it comes down to it, you're not going anywhere.
No matter how many mistakes I make, no matter how many times I fall, you're going to be there to pick me back up. Sometimes, that's all you really need.
Someone you love telling you what you need to hear. Not what you want to hear. And for that, for being honest, for always telling it how it is, I want to thank you more.
Through thick and through thin, I know that I can always count on you. No matter where you are, no matter what you're doing, I know that I can always, always run to you. That you won't ever push me away, or tell me that you're too busy.
But mostly, I know that no matter what happens next, you're going to be there for me.
For that, and for so much more, I want you to know that I will never be anything but grateful to have you as a brother.
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