In 1997, my brother and his then-wife had their first son, Darren. I was honored to be asked to be his godmother. I was in the Army at the time and the baptism was when I came home on leave before going to my permanent duty station. I believe that Darren's birth was what really matured my brother. I can't point to what made me an adult, but I really think that his son is what made Aaron. Ever since then, we are much closer. I'd even call us friends. He has a wonderful wife, two terrific sons and a beautiful one-year-old daughter and I feel blessed to have him as a brother.
Here we are last year, celebrating his 30th birthday. Happy Birthday little brother!