Monday, February 8, 2010

Eleven

Today is Wesley's eleventh birthday.
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It doesn't seem like he should be growing up so quickly.
It seems like if I try, I can take us back to the hospital on the day we brought him home.
Like I can keep him tiny and sheltered.
But every time I see those big brown eyes I know that no matter how old he is,
no matter how tall he becomes,
how many things he learns,
or how much stronger than me he will someday be,
he'll still be my baby brother.
The one for which I have both the deep rooted need to protect,
and the unique privilege of annoying.  ;)

I love you, kid. 
Always.

Happy 11th Birthday, little brother.

9 comments:

  1. Lucky boy to have a big sis like you! My son is 11 too. It's a fun age as they are not quite yet to the sullen, smelly teenage stage.

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  2. Aw, thanks. :) And yeah, it is kind of fun. Just past the "I must destroy your possessions" age and just before the "I don't want you anywhere near me" one. Lol.

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  3. I think that is how my brother feels about me. He is eight years older than me and--not matter how old I am or what I look like--I will always, ALWAYS be his baby sister that needs protection. I hope that your brother has an awesome birthday!! I certainly wish I could be eleven again.

    Also--and please correct me if I am having a "stupid moment," but where are your book reviews? I got all excited to read those (as I am a voracious reader, too), but can't find the page! Did you delete the post! I hope that you will share it, because I look forward to reading your thoughts on similar reads.

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  4. Just wait -- someday your younger brother may be taller than you! That's what happened to me.

    And I'm having the same problem as Dawn with the book review.

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  5. Dawn and Sarita, the book reviews are coming! There are quite a few of them in one post, so it's taking me a bit of time to write. I meant to save them so I could work on them more when I get home (I do a good bit of blogging from my work place) and accidentally published instead. Lol. They'll be back soon though. I have four completed and two or three yet to come. ;)

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  6. I can relate. The one thing you can't protect is his heart. Maybe you'll be lucky like me and he'll find someone to protect it for him. :)

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  7. Ahh -- what a wonderful little tribute to your little brother. He is adorable and he has your big eyes. Wesley is a lucky young man to have you looking out for him.

    Happy Birthday to Wesley!

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  8. Courtney, awww. :)

    Lyn, thanks for the birthday wishes. :) I'll be sure to pass those along.

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  9. I feel the same way about my "little" brother, and oddly enough, posted a picture of him in my blog on Monday, too! :-) Happy belated Birthday to your dear one!

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