Friday, January 15, 2010

My Little Awesome Brother

Dear Charlie,
I guess I'm pretty awful at commitiments, huh? Sorry about not updating in a long long while, and at 11:00 pm, at that. :p

I'd like to turn the spotlight to my best friend, my Nintendo source, my little techie, my brother Paul.
My mom always is saying "He's on the autism spectrum!". Which is true, he did have some developmental issues, and no, I don't know the full extent of it. But what I do know is that you look at him today, and you would not even guess that he has anything wrong with him.
So here's a bit about my little brother:

Paul can charm anyone, no matter who they are.
Paul will not take no for an answer.
Paul knows more prayers than his older sister.
Paul can recite Nintendo's entire history.
Paul doesn't care what you're talking about, he'll turn the conversation to where he wants it anyways.
Paul swims fast and swims well.
Paul says "I'm doing well" instead of "I'm doing good".
Paul knows more about a computer than me.
Paul knows exactly which buttons to push, even though he doesn't know it.
I want to be like Paul when I grow up.

So there's to Paul, that little awesome person who's looking up weird weather around the world on the Wii as I type.

I highly reccomend visiting my mom, 5thsister's, blog and checking out Paul's review of the Nintendo Wii.



  1. Bethany, I'm about to head off to work when I read this post and you truly brought tears to my eyes. The love you two share for each other fills me with joy. God has blessed me with the best children ever!!!

    I hope you don't mind but I am going to link this post up to my blog. And since you won't be home when I get back from work and I'll be in bed when you get home: I pray your day is filled with blessings and I will see you on the flip side! (have fun at the party!)

  2. Hi Bethany! I came through your mother's link. What really nice things to say about your brother! I hope my kids will have nice things to say about each other when they are older.

  3. How sweet. I frequent your mom's is so apparent that the two of you are such a blessing to her. Siblings are the absolute best gift in the world (I know...I have 6 siblings!)

    Take care,

  4. Bethany, what a sweet post is that!!
    love it! You're really creative!

  5. Some people are just born to be more interesting than the rest of us.

  6. Stopping by from your mom's blog. This is the nicest post ever! What a great sister you are. Your mom must be so proud! My hope is that my daughter and son will consider each other best friends too!

  7. Wow, thanks everyone for the comments! :)

  8. What a beautiful post! You are both such wonderful kids!

  9. Bethany, this is an awesome post. It is nice that you feel this way about your brother.

  10. This is a wonderful post, Bethany. Paul sounds like a great boy & you are a terrific young woman. It's so refreshing that you have no qualms about letting the world know how much you love your brother! I'm happy for Paul that he has a great older sister in you and for you that you have a great little brother - and wow, he's smart!
    I read your mom's blog often although I am terrible about commenting. But I can say without hesitation, you have a totally cool family!!

  11. What a great sister you are!!!! Wonderful post!

  12. Thanks, everyone! I feel like I need to say more, but you guys have such amazing replies, that I'm speechless! :)

  13. I'm one your mom's readers. You are a great big sister and a fantastic daughter, too! I know your mom is so proud of you.

    PS My boys look up the weather on our wii, too.

  14. I wish my little brother was like yours! Mine is evil inside and out. He can come off sweet at first but then out of no where he'll become completely evil! Your's sounds awesome!

  15. Dear big Sis, your loving comments really warmed my heart. It's wonderful to see siblings taking care of and helping each other along the way. Good for you!