Monday, October 06, 2008

Happy Birthday BDN!!

Today is my younger brother Ben's 18th birthday. I figured turning 18 is a big deal and it deserves a special post.

Ben is 7 1/2 years younger then me. When he was young and I still lived at home I remember that he was a typical annoying little brother, and I am sure I was just as annoying to him. Then between my junior and senior years of high school I found out that my family would be moving across the country to Memphis, TN. As much as I loved my family I wanted to finish High School with my friends and so I stayed behind and lived with my wonderful Aunt and Uncle. I remember when Ben and I actually became friends. It was that first Christmas break after they moved, when I went to go visit them. Ben was so excited to see me and all he wanted to do was hang out with me. During that trip I realized how cool my little brother Ben had become and he has been one of my best friends since then.

Though Ben is my younger brother he is a great example to me. He always tries to choose the right no matter what. He is constantly studying his scriptures and he has a very strong testimony of the Gospel. He has been preparing to serve a mission his whole life and he is so excited to be able to go next year. He is so funny and I love talking to him. My kids could not have asked for a better Uncle. I know he loves my kids as much as I do. I love Ben so much and I am so thankful that he is my brother and friend, Happy Birthday Ben!

6 comments:

The Watts said...

Cheater, you got yours posted before I got mine finished!

BDN said...

*sheds a tear* Thanks, KT! It truly means a lot to me. :) Love ya, sista!

Theresa said...

Happy Birthday Benji! I know redundant,..but I figure he can have twice the happy returns.

Jodi Jean said...

happy birhtday ben!!

shayla said...

I agree with you on the "...kids could not have asked for a better uncle." It's so cool how much BDN loves his nieces and nephews.

Cynthia said...

woe!!!!!!! Everyone is posting for BDN's birthday! yikes! Everyone beat me! I promise I've had the idea since before I saw these posts. It's true though BDN IS GREAT!!!!!