Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Brotherly Love

There have been numerous times in my life when I've wished I could have been an only child. I've not always gotten along swimmingly with my younger brother. Today, however, was definitely not one of those times. Today, I cherished the fact that God blessed me with a little brother (even if he is a foot taller than me).

Despite whatever hold ups or ill feelings I may experience with him, and despite whatever differences of opinion we may have, I know he's there for me. I know he cares about me, and I know he wants to help me. I can rely upon him. Truth be told, he's probably my best friend.

We did everything together when we were younger, fought like cats and dogs half the time despite that, and that's never really changed as we've gotten older. The only difference is that we've learned to lean on each other more when facing difficult times, and we've learned to forgive each other more for the wrongs we've done to each other. We've learned to be brothers through and through.

I hope my brother knows how much I care about him. I know I've not always been the best brother I could have been--and there's no excuse for that--but I do love him. And I am glad God gave me a little brother. I've been blessed abundantly by having him in my life.

3 comments:

Beast said...

Amen!!! Alleluia! God is a God of reconciliation! Jesus also said 'Blessed is he who is the peacemaker, for they will be called sons of God'! I'm so glad for you! I can relate to what you've just said. I have a younger brother, too. We used to be very close when we were kids, then it got worse as we did not talk for a long time. Then 2 years ago, when I told him my sexual struggle and he was very sympathetic and supportive. We've been very good friends ever since!

All the best to you and your family! Continue to fill it with Love, man, fill it with love!

Bless,
Beast.

Brandon said...

Beast,

It just so happened that it was around two years ago this month that my brother told me he'd found out about what I struggle with. We actually have had a somewhat better relationship since then. I'm glad things are better between you and your brother now too. Very similar stories actually. Maybe I'll post a bit more about my brother before too long.

I want to wish your family the very best in return. After all, where would we be without them? And without friends, of course.

Bless you, friend.

Brandon

Beast said...

How are you keeping Brandon? Hope you're well!
Beast.