My brother Jake turns 30 today.
Jake’s one of the funniest people I know and he just so happens to be one of my best friends. I’m lucky like that…to get along with my brother so well.
But this isn’t really a post about my brother so much as it is a post to him, welcoming him into his 30’s.
I’m proud of you, Jake. Not only are you my favorite brother (natch) but you’re also a loving husband, a great dad, a loyal friend and a hard worker. Knowing that you’ve now joined the rest of us in the ranks of your 30’s makes me feel old, sure, but I’m also reminded of how much you’ve grown since 25.
You’ve matured in a way that, at that time, I am not sure I would have believed…not 5 years ago.
Understand that I don’t mean that in a condescending way. I’m just so proud of the man you’ve become, even if you will always be my little brother and I’ll always, by default, be able to whip you.
I hope you have a great day.