Thursday, April 17, 2014

#tbt stories week#1

I'm linking up with Jessica for Throwback Thursday Stories Day!

This is one of my favorite Easter pictures of the boys together!
{the look on Nathan's face pretty much sums up the stage he was at......}

2003
This was the last year they humored me and dressed somewhat alike. Logan always loved to dress up and went through every style growing up. Nathan wanted to wear a team jersey to everything {still does}. This was probably one of the years that their seven year age difference was most evident. They hardly had anything in common at this age, they loved each other and definitely had their moments of laughter and fun, but they were at completely different stages in life. Logan was a teenager, and having a seven year-old around was annoying! Nathan knew exactly what to do to drive his brother crazy! Nathan's energy was endless!

Logan was always busy....busy with work, or friends, or activities and had no schedule or sense of time. I've said thousands of time over the years {and still do to this day} that Logan wishes there could be 2 or 3 of him, so that he could be in several places at once so he'd never miss anything. Nathan was like Logan, in that he loved being involved in things, but his passion was sports, especially basketball. Their big difference was/is that Nathan is a very scheduled person. He has been this way since birth! This can be a great quality, but can make things very hard at times. I have said to Nathan "just go with the flow" so many times over the years {and still do}.

Fast forward a few years......somehow the seven year gap filled in, and not too many years after this picture was taken, these two brothers became the very best of friends. Today, they have a bond that is so special. Bub will always be the big brother that Nathan can look up to, but now Nathan is that closest best friend that Logan can confide in. They now ask each other for advice, laugh together, reminisce about their younger days, and since Logan moved away, have special "brother" days together. It was no surprise when Logan asked Nathan to be his best man.

I am so happy that they have each other and I am so glad that seven years helped form a bond instead of a barrier between these two amazing brothers!


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