Friday, April 9, 2010

These are my brothers. Owens (on the right) and Kyle (on the left).

They are my heart. They make me happy. They put a smile on my face. I love having two brothers. Seriously. Growing up, I never even gave a second thought about having a sister. We played together well. We shared our toys and for the most part we got along. And, I have also on separate occasions gotten both of them to play dress up. So, who needs a sister? Owens and Kyle both also happen to love Travis and Morgan Kate to pieces, which also melts my heart.

Yes, we bicker. Yes, we argue. Yes, we disagree. We've been ugly to each other and even said and done hurtful things to one another. And yes, on occasion I have been known to be somewhat bossy. But hey, I am the oldest.

I like to call my brothers "mine". They are my baby brothers. They are my playmates. They are my confidants. They are my "spare tire changers". They are my bug killers. But, in just the last year I have learned that they aren't always going to be mine. I guess I've always known that, but it's become true in just the past year. I'm going to have to share them. One has just recently gotten married and the other just popped the question five days ago.

Kyle is my baby, baby brother. The youngest. We are further apart in age, so he's always been like my "real baby". I like to watch after him, protect him and take care of him. This past year his life has changed dramatically. He's married to Tabitha, the beautiful brunette above, and they have a new baby boy, Hunter. He went from bachelor to hubby/daddy in a very short time. No, it didn't all happen exactly the way some people think things should happen or expect things to happen. But it happened. Yes, there were some hard parts and ugly words and hurt feelings, but we all came through on the other side stronger than before. I love to watch how he interacts with Tabitha and how he takes care of her. And I especially love to watch him with his new baby boy.

Owens is my baby brother. The middle child. Owens and I are much closer in age. He's like my best friend. I like to talk with him, listen to him and get his advice. And while he might be younger, he's taller and just a little bit bigger so he takes care of me. He dates Trenholm, the smashing redhead. They have been dating for about five years now. Last Saturday he popped the big question and she said "Yes"! I am over-the-top excited for them and I cannot wait until their BIG day. It's going to be absolutely amazing! Trenholm is such a sweetheart and is a perfect addition to our family. We are so lucky!

I'll admit it. I have shed a few tears recently. It makes me a little sad to see my brothers grow up. But most of my tears have been tears of happiness. I'm truly happy for them. I want them to have their own little families just like I do. I want them to experience the love and happiness that comes from that. At the end of the day, all I have ever wanted for my brothers was happiness. I wanted them to be happy and to be truly loved. And right now, they are both just that.

And I don't mind sharing them with these two ladies. I guess. Ha, just kidding!


Kathy Hardison said...

Wow - what a post to read first thing in the morning. Just think of the emotions I have as their mom :)

jan kessler said...

Such a special family.Things don't always have to happen how "PEOPLE" think they should or how they think the right thing/way should be. God has a perfect plan and is a forgiving God and everything happens for a reason. We may not know what the reason is at the moment but God can fix anything and everything. He is a Loving God and knows us better than we know ourselves. Unfortunately when we say or do things that are not nice and sometimes ugly, we can't take the words back but we can forgive. Forgiveness is not forgetting but God can change our hearts. He is such an Awesome God I mean look at Morgan Kate. When she and Hunter growup I predict that they will be very close and have a strong bond together and although they may have other siblings in their immediate families but they will have a special bond. Love you guys very much.

The Turner Family said...

Love this post. I also have 2 younger brothers that are my *heart*. Love it!