He Ain't Heavy...
He's My Brother, and today he turns 26!
When I was two my mother told me that she was going to need my help with the new baby. I guess I took that to mean that he was mine. I never really stopped treating like he was mine except, sort of, in high school, when we became the best friends I've ever seen two siblings be. I love this boy with all my heart and hope he knows it. He was born a week and a day after my 2nd birthday, so we've shared a number of birthday celebrations.
My younger brother is the coolest guy I have ever known. You know that guy on TV who you think, "Damn, it would be cool to know a guy like that" Well that's Felix. Felix is not his real name, it's a nickname I have used for him since german class in high school. Yeah, we were so close that we took classes together intentionally in high school. He's funny and witty and his sacrasm will knock you on your ass, but you'll be laughing as you go down.
He is a wonderful father and while I can't speak to his husband skills, I would have to guess he's pretty great at that too. He is married to the fashion forward lady behind Vavoom Vintage and they are expecting a new litle guy in April. My neice Olivia lights up when she sees him and while she looks like her Momma most of the time, sometimes when she smiles, she's all Felix.
So here's to Felix, Frohe Geburtstag Bruder, Ich Leibe Dich!