True Tale Tuesday

I'm such a slacker!! I started this new segments and forgot about it by week two. I can't really say I'm surprised though. I've been so scatter brained lately! Ugh! So since it's almost Thursday when I'm posting this Tuesday story, I decided to give it a valentine's theme.

My older brother is awesome. I've been thinking a lot about him lately and how everything he does is such a huge testament to how much he loves his family. He sets such an amazing example for me of what love is really all about.

It got me thinking back to the day when we first moved into the house my parents are in now. That was a hard transition for us all. I still remember my first day of school and how completely terrified I was. Tyler told me that he would be there for me and told me to look for him at recess and he would come play with me. That was a big deal coming from a 10 year old. And I can't tell you how comforted I was knowing my big brother was there for me.

When lunch recess came, I ran outside and scoured the playground for him. I remember he was wearing a black shirt that day and I couldn't find him anywhere. I remember being really scared and worried without him. Later I learned that our grades had different recesses, so that was why I couldn't find him.

That's all I remember from my first day of school; looking for my big brother to help me. We fought a ton growing up, but somewhere deep down, even as a 7 year old, I always knew he loved me. Yeah, he's that awesome. He's only gotten more awesome as the years have gone by. Now he's no longer offering to be there for his little sister on the playground, but instead giving his all the be there for his family. He's a devoted husband, a fantastic dad, and the best big brother ever! And there's never any doubt to how much he loves those who are important to him.

So, this valentines day take the time to show those you love how much you care about them. Everyone deserves some recognition now and then.

Love you all! Happy Valentine's Day!

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