So tall…

1 Apr

My brother turns 10 soon.

 

I visited him yesterday for the first time since Christmas. Even though my mom and his dad live within minutes of me, I find that I get so busy with work and church and friends and my husband and everything else going on. Life gets in the way, and I’m not able to visit him as often as I’d like to. But I got to see him yesterday to drop off an Easter basket, and when I walked in, I was shocked….

 

He was so tall!!!

 

Somewhere between December 25th and March 31st, my little baby brother grew what seems like a mile. Okay, so it was probably 3 inches or so… but oh my gosh! He was huge!!

 

It made me sad. I know that’s typically a parental response… sadness that their little baby is growing up. But I felt it! My little brother, my Little D, was not little! And, I realized I can no longer carry him (not easily, anyway). I know I picked him up to get my goodbye hug on Christmas. I had no idea that would be the last time I’d be able to lift him.

 

Where did the time go? How did he get so big?

 

It was a loud reminder of the fact that he’s getting older, and he’s maturing. And, while it’s sad on the one hand, it’s also extremely exciting on the other hand. He has come such a long way. He amazes me everytime I see him. Literally. Everytime.

 

The way he gains people’s attention by calling their names…

The way he asks questions…

The way he asks for help…

The way he writes and spells….

Even the way he cooperats with calming techniques when he’s frustrated….

 

He’s so awesome. And even though he’s up to my chest now… He’ll forver be my Little D.

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