It's amazing how much I never thought, growing up, that one day my favorite thing to do would be to call my younger brother John on the phone. "I'm the oldest!" ...hahaha it's funny how much now I find myself asking him questions and advice on things, and I enjoy it. To me he is the friend who sticks closer than a brother, because to me he's more than just "a brother", He and I have been through things that have left us inseparable. He's my best friend, and that is only because God, in His mercy, has done things with our hearts that I am truly thankful for. It might have taken a few heavy blows from a hammer, and some heat from a furnace, that proud souls like us both needed. But in the end God has truly given us both what we don't deserve, the hammer that crushed us, in the end saved us from something far worse. I see His mercy in so many things that could've happened that didn't, it's unexplainable, convicting and amazing. Thank you God for giving us both the heart to love each other as true friends, and to serve you as our Father in heaven. I am so thankful God has given my brother John in my life.
P.S. - as the picture above shows, yes we're COMPLETE nerds! hahahaha. But it's fun!