I love my brother. He is awesome for several reasons, but if you’re a fan of this blog he’s awesome because he’s the one who suggested I branch out on my own. He secured the Daddy Files domain name and pays for it each year as a birthday present to me. He set the website up because I’m technologically inept. And even now, three years later, he continues to make sure we’re free of spam and he deals with all of the technical issues for me.
MJ and I are not rich and we can’t get them a kickass present or surprise them by paying for their Hawaiian honeymoon. But what I can do is ask you guys to do me a favor and leave Nate & Melissa a slew of comments to send them off into wedded bliss.
I don’t want to tell you all the reasons why my brother rules right now, mainly because a shitload of my relatives read this and I need to save something for my best man speech Saturday night. But I can tell you a few things:
Nate is one of the most thoughtful people on the planet. He’s a people-pleaser and he’ll do whatever he can to make the people he loves happy. That goes double if that person is my mom, since he is a complete and total mama’s boy.
I didn’t realize it at the time, but Nate was my best friend growing up. We played sports, created games that only made sense to us and commiserated about our insane family together. Actually, things haven’t changed that much from the picture to the right.
Even though Nate moved to Baltimore about a year and a half ago, he’s somehow still managed to be the best uncle a kid ever had. Will absolutely loves him and vice versa. To Will, he’s Uncle TT. I’m not quite sure how that nickname stuck, but it did. They talk on the phone and occasionally Skype, and Nate is unbelievably good about coming back to Massachusetts as often as possible. Some of that has to do with sporting events and fantasy football/baseball drafts, but my point remains the same. Will is even going to be the ring bearer on Saturday and I can’t wait to see him all dressed up in a tux. It’s going to be frickin adorable.
It’s hard to believe my little brother is getting married. But he is and he rules and I’d love to be able to print this out for him and show him all the support he has on the website he helped create and maintain.
I’ll likely be tweeting from the wedding and posting pictures and video on Twitter. I’ll also post my best man speech after this weekend because I’ve worked for months on it. But for now, I want to say congratulations to Nate and Melissa and I can’t wait for the open bar festivities!