My baby nephew Kolton is turning 20 this week! You may remember my Graduation Letter to him from the blog a few months back. Fun fact: I’m closer in age to my nieces and nephews than I am to my siblings. When my 3 nieces and my nephew were babies I would snuggle them and entertain them for hours on end. I was head over heels in love with those little babies the way only a ten year old girl can be. I wrote poems about them, sang to them, tried to teach them tricks, changed diapers, carried them everywhere on my hip and loved every minute of it. Throughout the years I’ve tried to be as involved as possible. I’ve gone to countless sporting events, choir shows, school plays, livestock competitions and the like. When my nieces started high school they naturally pulled closer to me and our dynamic became more like girlfriends but with my nephew it was the opposite. I think boys kind of keep to themselves anyway at that age, but that’s why I’ve been SO excited to make a trip to visit him in Tulsa. He’s a grown guy now in college. My own college experience, it should be said for the record, was THE FUNNEST!!! So seeing him on the football field and getting a tour of where he lives left me feeling nostalgic and proud and all of those good things. Also when I see those dimples I automatically picture him like this:
Love you, KB! So glad you were born!