Much To My Delight

Much To My Delight

happy birthday brother

When you first came around, I wasn’t too sure what to make of you.
I didn’t know much, but I had a hunch you were trying to steal my thunder.
It didn’t take too long for you to grow on me though.
I liked you. Very much.
And held you close for as long as you’d let me.

We had some good times together, you and me. 
We golfed…
and wore matching sailor suits…
and attended lavish parties and galas. You were my very first friend.
Still, it was clear from the start that you and I are very different types of people. 
I am gregarious and chatty. You are mellow and reserved.
I am spunky. You are serious. 
I am the stooge. You are the straight man.
You don’t talk much, but when you do, it’s to say something hilarious or brilliant. Usually both.
We don’t hang out much, but when it happens, I have more fun than you really know. 
And you sure don’t hug me much, but when you do, I light up like a Christmas tree. 
Today is your birthday. You are 33 years old. You are smart, and talented, and fantastic at what you do. 
You have the world at your feet, and a really wonderful future at your fingertips.

And you have her. 
I’ve grown to like her. Very much.
And I will hold her close as long as she’ll let me.
And wouldn’t you know it…she is growing up to be quite spunky.
She is animated and very, very silly.
Sometimes it’s hard to believe that you’re a father, and she is the new stooge to your straight man.
But even though we’re all grown up… 
It’s nice to know that some things never change. Happy birthday Adam. I love you, kiddo.

Jenn P.

30-something psychotherapist. Loves cooking, hosting parties, exploring new places. Texan by birth. New Yorker by choice. Likes to tell little stories. Pull up a chair; I'll tell you one.

  • Justine Fontinell
    Maybe i’m just hyperemotional today, but this made me all teary! Just so much sweetness and love :-)
  • Vanessa
    I teared up, too! What’s wrong with me?
  • Nancy Sima
    You’ve got a way with words my dear…they go right to the heart. Simply beautiful!
  • gabrielle
    more tears. i hope the birthdays are done for a couple months- i cant handle all this emotion.
  • Angie Poole
    What an incredible, amazing birthday wish. Much better and special than any birthday card you could have picked out!
  • Cammila Albertson
    You’re killing me. Sweet and wonderful, thanks for making me smile. :)
  • Alena: Oh, It’s Just Perfect!
    Such adorable pictures. Happy Birthday to your brother!
  • Adam Poole
    Pretty cool Jenn. And I thought you were saving that picture of me in a sailor suit for blackmail. Thanks for the birthday wish… Adam
  • Dad
    Even I teared up. Some of your best work Jenn.
  • Sinful Sundays
    So sweet. Brothers are the best. You guys are so cute.
  • Christy
    I have an awesome brother too; and I think the world of him!
    I am just so touched to read your post too, and glad that we both share the luck of having such amazing brothers, they are our gifts from God above :)
    Happy Birthday to your brother!
  • Monet
    Happy birthday to Adam! This was so sweet…it made me tear up! Thank you for sharing your family with me. Your blog is a great way to start my weekend. I hope your weekend is relaxing and that you get to bake some yummy treats!
  • Anonymous
    I don’t know you and don’t know your brother but this brought happy tears to my eyes and made me want to call my little sister. Beautiful post!