Brother

Brother

Son. ⁣ Brother. ⁣ First-born. ⁣ Trail blazer. ⁣ To you, I feel connected. ⁣ First-born to first-born. ⁣ You will know the gift⁣ the burden⁣ the responsibility ⁣ the joy⁣ of being the first child,⁣ the eldest,⁣ the leader. ⁣ You will make waves ⁣ as you step through life. ⁣ It is a unique burden to bear,⁣ this role of eldest child. ⁣ You will feel the weight of it⁣ for you already feel deeply, ⁣ you care immensely. ⁣ The depth of your well⁣ of emotion and connection ⁣ feels bottomless. ⁣ It is both a blessing and a curse. ⁣ We are but human after all,⁣ there is no roadmap when we are young, no way to know how to hold ⁣ all that we feel. ⁣ It can feel like a tidal wave. But you will learn, one day, how to ride it out.⁣ You will learn to harness its power,⁣ it will be your greatest gift⁣ to yourself ⁣ and to those who are blessed to⁣ be loved by you. ⁣ You are a joyous spirit. ⁣ You are a lover of life. ⁣ Cautious but fearless too. ⁣ Rooted but also adventurous. ⁣ It is innate in you to care, love,⁣ and watch over. ⁣ Before you could even comprehend ⁣ in the language we humans have ⁣ manufactured, ⁣ you knew. ⁣ You saw your sister, and with ⁣ her birth, was born into you⁣ the knowledge that she is yours⁣ and you are hers. ⁣ Forever connected,⁣ siblings in life and spirit. ⁣ You will watch over her⁣ as you will watch over all. ⁣ Whoever you grow to be,⁣ there are no boxes. ⁣ Everything lies within you,⁣ for you, my sweet Caleb,⁣ are boundless potential.