Last weekend I attended my youngest brother's welcome home party from boot camp. How strange that my little brother is now a U.S. Marine! I am so INCREDIBLY PROUD OF HIM!! Not only did he make it through something that is grueling-- mentally and physically-- but he's now serving our country in an extraordinary way.
To see him doing something so honorable with his life makes me super happy. And a bit sad, knowing he'll soon be off to who knows where. But in the midst of all this change, I hope that he can still find a way to read, as I used to load him up w/boxes at a time when he'd come to visit. My older brother reads too, but our tastes are different. Josh likes MG & YA so first thing when he'd come down, we'd head to the bookcases to select his next haul. It was so enjoyable to peruse the shelves, hunting down my favorite reads to share, or cautioning him against 'meh' or so-so ones.
My husband is not a reader and so far all my almost-three-year-old likes to do is push the books as far back on the shelves as they'll go (he loves picture books of course, but Mama's books aren't those). So having someone to browse and talk books with was fun. But now Josh will be out creating his own adventures and experiencing amazing things, and I just have to repeat myself again here and say how super proud I am of him. Hoo-rah!!! (or however that'd be spelled...)
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