the first boy you think of as being as handsome as your father
you absorb as much of your childhood together as possible until...
he falls madly in love and you see a side of him you never saw before
and you become genuinely happy for him and you begin to see how he really does know everything
...just like you always imagined he did.
after a certain time he becomes a father and you get to watch him fall in love again
this time with his children, and the love is palpable
... because you are given these wonderful gifts in the process, called nieces and nephews
and you also get to be called an aunt too.
I am lucky because I have two brothers I feel this way about.
today is the oldest one's birthday.
happy birthday Chip! I love you dear brother!
Aren't my brothers cute? Chip is the one next to my mother.