Today is my little brother Rob's birthday. He is just one year and two weeks younger than me, so he was also my best friend growing up. (shhhhhhh.. don't tell Mike) Oh, and when I say "little" brother - I am using that term loosely. He has not been my little brother since junior high school, and he now stands at least five inches taller than me.
Anyway, he is celebrating his birthday in a new way this year - in Iraq. And I don't say it enough, but I am very proud of my little brother. He serves our country every day of his life, committed to the values of the US Army, in protection of our basic freedoms. So, here's to a happy 37th birthday! I love and miss you. (note: the picture is from Kindergarten)