First: We are wishing the littlest brother a very happy birthday. You may not know this, but the littlest brother is actually my half-brother. And this year, he is more than ever. He turns 15, which is half as old as I will be in one month, exactly.
Second: Six months ago today, I drove over to my favorite coffee shop in Soquel to meet a boy for, you guessed it, coffee. Not just any boy though, but that boy from my junior college English 1A class (over 10 years ago). If you're thinking there might be more to this story, you would be right. And I will tell the whole thing, someday.
For now, I will tell you that he is one very wonderful boy. Any time in the past 6 months when I've mentioned being blissfully happy, or having a big goofy smile on my face, he has undoubtedly been the reason. I can honestly say that this is the healthiest relationship I've been in (in more ways than one), and I can't remember a time when I've been more happy.
I am the luckiest girl in the world.