Wednesday, April 18, 2012

My “little” Brother

My relationship with my brother has always been a roller coaster. I didn’t want a brother. I think I cried when they told me it wasn’t a girl. 

Then he came, and he was my baby. My little doll. IMG_0023

Then he started walking and touching my toys and that was enough of that. I was over him.IMG_0004IMG_0005

Then he started playing along with me, I would be the teacher and he would do what I said. He would be the baby and I would be the mommy. That worked.


Then I became a tween and having your little brother in your room is NOT COOL! Plus he touched things!IMG_0007IMG_0005IMG_0013

When I was in high school I was just his ride to school when he missed the bus (which was all the time) and don’t even get me started on babysitting him. I am pretty sure I spent more time on the phone paging my dad (haha paging!) to get him to yell at Austin.

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Then I went to college the first two years, when I came home we would hang out, like friends.  It as amazing. But then due to personal problems, I pulled away.

I didn’t like the person he became, and had a lot of anger towards him.

One day he told me he was joining the Marine Corps and changing his life. I was hopeful, but scared to get my hopes up.

He left for boot camp and while it was some of the hardest months for me, I was so proud.  Graduation day was seriously the best day of my life. I was so incredibly proud of my little brother and the person he was becoming.



Today we are great friends. I miss him when I don’t see him. We try to hang out when I am home and try to do fun things like concerts and games when we can.



He always makes me laugh- seriously, this kid is the funniest person I know. He gives me hugs when I am sad. He has helped me through a lot this past year. n5701926_30502896_7370IMG_5372


Today is his birthday! I love him more today than yesterday. I am so proud of everything he does. I am proud that he is a Marine, I am proud that he is going to school, but mostly I am proud that I am his sister.

I love you Austin Lee “QB” Eubanks!


1 comment:

  1. I am sorry I'm so late but a belated happy birthday to your brother. Also I love the tribute to your brother. So cool. Thank you for sharing.
    Blessings Angie!