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!