March is finally here which brings warmer weather, spring, and baseball, but what I’m most excited about is it’s my BIRTHDAY month! Of course I look forward to every birthday, but every year that it rolls around I’m reminded that I once again I have to share my birthday with………my brother. Our birthdays are 726 days apart, which comes out to 2 years and 4 days apart, but what’s really important to this situation is that our birthdays are viewed as 4 days apart when it comes to celebrating each year. Bummer.
Every family birthday we sing Happy Birthday Holly……AND……Travis. That’s like running a marathon and declaring two first places. Okay maybe I’m overreacting just a little. Growing up, we each had our own “special” day with our friends and were allowed to go and do just about anything we wanted…so I guess technically I’ve had my own day each year, just not when it comes to family celebrations. After all, we would have to have the family down one weekend and then turn around and have them down again the next weekend. I get it, I get it, it’s a lot of effort, yada, yada…although I have proposed this idea over the years. So while I am a little dramatic over our joint birthday celebrations it honestly makes perfect sense…growing up we did everything together so why not throw birthdays into the mix?
My brother was my first best friend, role model, and advice giver. I don’t have any other siblings, but I think everyone should have a brother that they can look up to. They are the most honest people you will come across and will shoot you straight, while also building you up and encouraging you to be the best you can be…..and that is my brother to a tee. So if I HAVE to share my birthday celebrations with someone, I’m glad it’s with my first best friend!
So as another birthday celebration nears, I’ll join the family and sing Happy Birthday Holly……AND Travis.