Thursday, April 30, 2009

More Happiness - Happy Birthday Troy

You know what else makes me super happy? My brother, Troy. This remarkable person is celebrating his birthday today...I believe he is turning...24? That would put me at 26. Yup. I believe that's right. : )
I have such a deep admiration for this guy because...
  • We have always been close and I have a million memories with him. All good. We never fought growing up. Truly. For example, one time I was invited to a birthday party and I told the little girl I could only go if my little brother could come.
  • Troy has the kindest soul you would ever come across.
  • I can tell him my deepest, darkest secrets and he will just accept and love. Never judge.
  • He is so interesting to converse with because he is so knowledgeable about all kinds of things...and he is passionate about what he knows.
  • His travels around the globe have made him aware, open, and welcoming.
  • He's an old soul and a deep thinker. For example, in high school he was having lunch with me and a girlfriend. We got to talking about our biggest fears. She and I immediately responded, "getting fat" (shallow? yes). Troy, however, said "losing the ability to think".
  • We were so different growing up. I was the "bow head" cheerleader and he was the cool, mystery, artsy guy. But, we got each other...we loved and understood.
  • My kids adore him - making him a great uncle...
  • He adores his wife - making him a great husband...
  • And he adores his son - making him a magical dad.

Happy Birthday Troy Boy! I love you like a front tooth!

1 comment:

Trisha said...

Mindy!!! I almost cried reading this!! What a special bond you have with Troy!! Very, very sweet!!