My Little Brother Started College This Semester

destin4Destin, striking a pose…

I’m proud of the guy. He’s strong, smart, and pretty thoughtful (although it’s hard to find a picture of him that’s not a selfie taken in the bathroom). I know pursuing higher education is going to make him an even better thinker and doer in this world. His matriculation this semester is not only about his abilities and drive, but also about the vision that our mom had many years ago, as well as the guidance and mentoring our older sister provided. I think Destin would thank everyone – Walt, Stacey, and Denya, our Mom and Pastor Dan – for their efforts. I know he’ll make us even more proud.

destin2Stacey and Destin on a walk back in the day…

One of my favorite memories of Destin’s early years was when I’d come home from college to spend a few days with family and sometimes things would devolve into sword fighting…

destin1

destin5

destin3That’s some glory right there!

Destin, I hope your first semester is rolling along amazingly well. When things get weird, strike a pose with a plastic sword like the old days.

It’ll help, brother.

~

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One thought on “My Little Brother Started College This Semester

  1. I can’t believe it. IT HAPPENED AGAIN, boo boo boo, stopped for one second to go check something…..when I came back…IT WAS GONE! All gone.

    I have a little brother too. He is not little and he teaches head and neck surgery at UNC. He is a little like Matthew in that he teaches students at a big school. From there there are many varied differences.
    Like Matt though, he’s good with his hands.
    Geo

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