Happy 30th Birthday, Jake

My brother Jake turns 30 today.

Jake's Evil Eye

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.

Author: Shane

Shane Adams is a marketer, designer, blogger and preacher man who lives in the Kansas City area with his beautiful artist wife Alli and his corn-chip-smelling dog, Dreyfuss.

5 thoughts on “Happy 30th Birthday, Jake”

  1. Happy Birthday Brother! I have always wanted a big brother – and although you aren’t older by age, you hold every quality I wanted in a big brother – you bring your cool friends to the house, you’d have my back in a bar fight and you are one of the best people to talk and laugh with! You are awesome! I hope your 30’s are good to you!

  2. Thank, guys! And to Shane, thanks for making me start crying at work you big jerk. But seriously, thanks for the post. That’s really nice stuff to hear on my birthday. & I agree with you. I never would’ve pictured my life to be like this 5 years ago. Amazing how quickly things can change for the better. And amazing how quickly one can grow up!

  3. You haven’t been able to whoop me since I I was about 23. Also, I think my wife & daughter have alot to do with me growing up, so I think we should give them some credit too!

  4. We are proud of Jake and his family and believe Shane’s words are true. But if he feels old in his 30’s, how old does that make me!

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