My earliest memory has you in it.
There is so much we have been though.
We have been the best of friends and the worst of enemies.
No matter how long the gap, we always pick up where we left off.
You have always felt protective of me even though I'm 4yrs older than you.
We fed off of each other's strength as we watched our father walk away from us forever.
We held hands through our adoption process.
You were there when I decided to serve my country and entered the US Air Force.
You were there when I gave birth to your niece and have been her favorite uncle.
You have always been my #1 fan. Supporting all my decisions when everyone else frowned.
I could never have gone through the tough times in my life without you.
I have been lost with you being across the country and yet I have another challenge to face.
In a few weeks you will leave the country. You have joined me in fighting this war.
You joined the US Marines and now you have to pay your dues.
My heart aches because I have been there and would go again if I could take your place.
A piece of me will be missing. I will hold my breath just a little until you return.
Two decades later
18 hours ago