I'm not sure if you have brothers or sisters, I grew up knowing I had siblings but that's about it. We are about 9 or 10 in total and of various ages. I'm somewhere in the middle and I guess because of the way we were brought into this world, we were destined to not grow up with each other. My dad had many kids before me and a few after me. I have a brother from my moms' side but we have lost touch because of our age difference (we are 25 years apart).
Dear Future Husband, it is SO true that we don't get to choose our family but we do get to choose our friends. In the process of choosing friends, some of those relationships grow thicker than blood and they become more than just a friendship, they too become family. I've thought about this post for a while and I'm here to introduce you to probably the only male sibling you will meet.
This picture honestly speaks for itself. I know Esteban from work, but he was never just a coworker, Esteban grew on me and we became, almost immediately, inseparable.
Although Esteban is younger than me, I've felt protected and taken care of, like I'm sure little sisters feel when they have big brothers. He treats me with respect and honor and believes in me so much. He allows me to be myself while making fun of me when I'm being "crazy". He's made tough decisions in the short time that I've known him and he's trusted me with his feelings in far too many instances than I can count. I imagine little sisters feel annoyed by the protection their big brothers give because they may not be allowed to hang out with certain people or do certain things, that's how I feel when Esteban wants me to workout...
Being a big sister is something new to me but it comes naturally. I've had the opportunity to give him advice and hopefully filled his life as much as he has filled mine.
Esteban is one of my biggest supporters, he wants to see me succeed and he wants to see me happy. What else could I ask for from a brother? I imagine if I had gotten the opportunity to grow up with my half siblings we would have created an unbreakable bond; I'm glad God allowed me to have the same brother and sister relationship with such an amazing person. Esteban isn't just my coworker, salsa instructor, personal trainer, and emotional supporter, Esteban is the brother I never knew I needed in my life and I'm so thankful.
Dear Future Husband, if I get the chance to have a wedding and bridesmaids, I've already asked Esteban to be by my side. We haven't figured out what his title will be but something along the lines of "Man-of Honor". Yea, that sounds about right, Esteban is a man of honor.