I cannot believe I am typing this.
I cannot believe you leave on Wednesday.
The time has come for you to begin your transition into an adult.
In my mind I have always pushed this day out of my mind, out of my head, out of my thoughts.
I think in my own way I was trying to not see the inevitable. You have grown up.
In May I proudly watched you walk down and get your diploma.
I stood proud knowing how well you have always done in school, knowing all of your accomplishments and knowing everything you will achieve in the future.
Do you know I remember so vividly about when you were born?
I remember Mom going to the hospital.
I remember wearing my alley cat t-shirt that had neon puffy paint on it. Man I loved that shirt!
I remember seeing you and oohing and ahhing over you.
I think we thought you were our own personal and alive baby doll.
I remember spoiling you rotten when you were little.
I remember how we used to sneak you out of your crib at naptime because we could hear you talking in your room--Kristi and I KNEW you weren't tired and that all you really wanted was to play with your big sisters.
I remember how sweet you were (and still are) and how much you loved your big sisters.
I remember being so protective over you.
I remember your first crush on Kelly Taylor from down the street.
I remember you playing sports and how great you were at them.
I remember taking you to the mall.
I remember taking you to get ice cream.
I remember how your face would light up after seeing what Santa brought you.
I wish you luck at Mizzou, Adam.
I know you will not need it, but I think it's always nice to have a little extra luck laying around just in case.
I can't wait to send you your first care package. I hope you like it and I hope you won't be too embarrassed getting stuff from your big sis.
We love you, baby brother.
I can't wait to hear all of your fun stories about college.
most favorite oldest sis