A Family Milestone

6 Aug

Last night we had a bunch of my family over to celebrate my brother’s 30th birthday.

I still remember the first time I saw him drive and how weird it looked to me. Like he was a little kid playing a grow-up’s game. I was standing in the kitchen in our house on Staten Island, and I watched out of the sliding door window as he pulled out the driveway in his soon to be car, which was a white Maxima. He looked so doofy, and his ears looked so big, haha. And all I could think was how wrong it looked. I guess it felt like he was leaving me behind as a kid as he went into the next phase of his life.

Now I’m old too. And that huge gap that I felt that day when he pulled out of the driveway has disappeared. I mean don’t get me wrong, he’ll always be older (heh), but it doesn’t make a damn bit of difference anymore.

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2 Responses to “A Family Milestone”

  1. brit August 7, 2012 at 5:33 pm #

    you are so gorgeous!

    • melruns August 13, 2012 at 9:46 pm #

      Aw thanks Brit, you’re super sweet! It was just that apple cobbler reflecting on me ;)

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