Growing up with two older brothers was NEVER easy, but It was obviously entertaining. I learned what to do and exactly what not to do from them. As the only daughter and youngest child I got away with a whole lot more than my brothers did. So like any kid knows, a girl with two brothers has got to be tough as hell. I learned from my brothers, "no dating till your married." My older brothers have always been supportive of me when no one else was. My brothers are the kind of people I would want my kids to be like. I have always learned to keep an open mind and give people a second chance. My brothers taught me about the world and their love to travel. I learned how to be a leader and a follower. My brothers taught me that life doesn't have to be so serious all the time. I learned how to love, and be loved. I learned that mistakes are made and life doesn't stop for anyone. My brothers taught me that nothing comes easy in life and hard work does pay off. I learned to be my own number one fan, and to appreciate the people I love. My brothers never let me feel alone, even If I was. My older brothers didn't see that I watched their every move like a creepy little stalker. They would never take their t shirts back after I had stolen them while they were at college. My older brothers proved to me that they would always be there for me and that family is important. One of the biggest lessons I learned from my brothers was to never put up with shit, and to always stick up for myself.
But to be honest, I don't think my brothers know how much they have taught me. There is no way for them to understand all that they have done for me. One thing I will always love is your unique ways of showing how much you care. Even though we are 10 and 12 years apart, I never felt like I couldn't talk to you guys. The age gap between us has made it all the more interesting and inspiring. Thank you for always opening presents with me on Christmas, even at 6am. Thank you for making me feel apart of your life even when you weren't always around. Thank you for all the nicknames that never made any sense, and embarrassing me in front of your friends. Thanks for being full time babysitters AND teenagers. My older brothers were a blessing in disguise.. and I'm sure they would say the same thing about me.