My Hero. BRAYDEN.
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SendSmiles #CollectiveBiasI think that we all have hero’s in our lives. People that we look up to, think are amazing, or people that we can’t believe that made it though really trying times or illness. People that have changed our lives, we want to strive to be like, or that we just look up to and love.
One of my hero’s in my life is my little brother Brayden. (Yes I have another brother besides Matt). He is 19 years old and currently serving a LDS Mission in Argentina. This boy (or should I say man) strives every single day to do his best. He has not so great living conditions compared to here and looks for the good in them. He eats sketchy food, walks on muddy cobble stone roads for miles, has no family with him, and yet he still is the happiest I have ever seen him.
For these reasons and so many more I look up to him so much. He may not know it, but he has changed my perspective on life so much since he has been out on his mission. He was a boy who had it all. The best of friends, good grades, popular in school, keeper on the high school soccer team, and so much more. He left all of that to go and serve our church for 2 years as an 18 year old boy. He left all his family, friends, and life to go to Argentina. Amazing for an 18 year old right? He could look at every rough time and say he was done and coming home, but instead he pushes through.
It was his birthday at the beginning of the month (May 10th) which happened to fall on Mother’s Day! Missionaries get to Skype home two times a year (Christmas and Mother’s Day) and how perfect that it was also his birthday! We decorated my parents house so that he could see that we remembered his birthday!
I bought him the perfect presents (I packaged them just like this and mailed them to him at the first of May so he would get them close to his birthday) and had them while we Skyped to give to him. I even bought him the perfect ©2015 MARVEL Avengers birthday card that describes the way I feel about him perfectly. I told him how proud we are of him and the reasons he is my hero. It was a pretty special moment between us. I was so happy to be able to share my feelings with him about how proud of him I am and to send him this card that he will be able to keep and cherish for the year he has left serving.
I loved that Hallmark at Walmart had the fun wrapping paper to match the card that I sent him. They have a whole new kids section down the card aisle full of amazing ©2015 MARVEL Avengers products. I think that he will love opening the box with the gifts that match these in it! Who is your hero?
Kelly @ Texas Type A Mom says
Your brother sounds like a really special guy and what a fun way to surprise him with gifts and cards! #client