In 24 hours, we will be getting ready for my little brother's wedding. I've been thinking a lot about the last 25 years with him and it blows my mind that his wedding day is here. So, I'm writing him a little letter today.
Holy crap, you are getting married. I'm so excited to celebrate your wedding this weekend. My soon to be sister-in-law is so fantastic. Your day will be perfect and amazing.
Our age difference meant that we grew up in different universes. You were the annoying kid that always listened in on my phone conversations and locked me out of the house anytime that I had to babysit you. I moved away to college before you even started high school. It's hard for me to imagine you any older than that annoying 7th grader with a blond perm.
Now that we are older, our relationship is easier. We don't see each other very often because I don't live around the corner anymore. Getting to hang out at Disney World a few years ago will always be one of my favorite memories. When you add in the ski trips and family game nights, I realize that this whole sibling thing is way cooler than I thought when we were younger.
Jen is the best and we love that she is going to be a Hauer. She's been part of our family for the last four years, but now it will be official. She jumped right in and embraced all of it. She puts up with your diva qualities (like the jeans incident of 2015) and absolutely loves you.
So, cheers little brother. You aren't such an annoying little kid anymore. You are a pretty cool guy. I can't wait to watch you read the vows you wrote and get me a new sister.
Your Big Sister