Day eighty two. Celebrate.
Happy 40th Birthday to this guy. My brother Eric! This is one of the only pictures I could find of us together not making ridiculous faces. This picture was taken a few weeks before our dad passed away. This picture was taken a month or so before I got clean and sober and the same goes for you my brother. This is one of my favorite pictures of all time because one of my favorite people in the world and I are together and we are smiling. You and I have been through the ringer together. You were my idol growing up. Kinda like my mommy/daddy brother. You sacrificed a lot to take care of me and raise me. You taught me how to tie my shoes, ride my bike, climb trees, the f word, what “real” music is - playing classic rock on the guitar and heavy metal and I’d sit and watch for hours and hours, taught me there is no excuse not to know how to change my oil or my tire, you ran over my toe by accident while working on a hot rod and it is forever a flinstone toe, you taught me how to go fishing, you taught me unconditionally love, how to stand up for myself, taught me I have a voice it is important and it should be heard... you have no idea how much I love you. We grew up and grew apart and came back together over and over, we struggled together, we fought demons together, we cried together, we laughed so hard we almost peed our pants together, we had farting contested, we have had brutal fights with each other, but most importantly we no matter what life threw at us and how long we sometimes can go without talking have an unbreakable bond. True friends. I’m so grateful that you are my brother. I wish you nothing but the best and always have your back my dear brother, I’m wishing you the best old man 40th birthday ever. I love you, your little Boopa. #dayeightytwo #happybirthday #bff #siblings #40thbirthday #oldmanstatus #blackandwhite #mybrotherskeeper #mybrother #unbreakablebond #foreverfriends #breakthestigma #ppd #postpartumdepression #selflove #canon #selfexpression #photographytherapy #markiii #liveauthentic #onephotoaday #grateful