(Donnie’s Graduation 2011)
I’m pretty terrible at communicating my feelings. I think because I communicate with way too many feelings and emotions. Things that are heartfelt come off as disingenuous because I have some terrible joke that makes everything awkward (thanks dad) or as incomprehensible because I become a blubbering mess of tears (thanks mom).
So tomorrow I’m either going to make myself sound like an ass or I’ll cry my eyes out when I give my brother a hug goodbye as he leaves for basic training. I’m coming to accept that probably, at least for a good long time, we won’t get to spend much time together.
Instead of whining and crying about it right now, I just want to take the time to say that I am very proud of him. My brother is a really great guy and I am so glad he is my brother. He’s been an awesome uncle, brother, and when I’ve needed him a great friend too. I’ll miss my occasional break from mommyhood playing video games (i.e. him kicking my ass at Call of Duty). I know that good things are going to happen for him and I am so excited for his future.
As it goes, I will hopefully get to know his equally great wife before she ships out to basic training in October.
So basically I love my brother and I’m really proud of him.