When I was very young, probably still in 1st or 2nd grade, I had a birthday party, but being as young as I was and new to the area, I hadn’t many friends. “Oh well! I’ll invite them all” I thought, as my mother and I prepared the invitations!
The worst thing about not having many friends is realizing that you usually need to invite a bunch of people in order to get a good turnout. I had one friend from school show up. It was kinda sad, but moments later a group of teenagers burst through the front door, led by Tom, my older brother.
Along with him came his best friends, which were like family, and friends of their friends.
The pecking order when I was a kid meant that Greg picked on Tom, Tom picked on me, and Mom picked on Greg when he was a little too mean, but for a while it was just Tom and I, and even though I was a spoiled brat who’s only thing in common with his older brother was that they both enjoyed video games and playing Everquest, the memory of that day brings me incredible happiness knowing that he didn’t have to, but he still did.
It might not have been much, but I think all the time how I had an empty birthday party, save one friend from school and how, to me, the coolest kid at his school, my brother, rallied as many of his friends as he could to save his little brothers birthday. To this day I remember it being one of the happiest moments I ever had, and one of the most memorable days I have from my childhood.
Thanks again, Tom.
I’m sick of people telling you they need me in their life, but aren’t willing to make the changes and sacrifices necessary to make it a reality.
Let’s just keep dreaming.
I just followed everyone who was following me, not sure why it took so long to reciprocate but, I look forward to new content..
I will always reblog things like this, it won’t ruin your blog or the look of it, and this could potentially save a life.