First order of business: Jeff.
I love this guy, I do. He's my oldest brother. He just got married in March. June 4th was the day we said goodbye to him. He's currently at Camp Atterbury in Indiana. He leaves for Iraq/Afghanistan/We don't really know where in about a month. He's been gone a lot lately because he's been working in SLC. But when he's home I love spending time with him. I miss him so much and I can't wait to have him back here. Supposedly we won't have communication with him for the first three months he'll be over there. That will be hard, but I know he'll be safe. I love how much our family supports him. We all love him so so so much. I appreciate all that he has, is doing, and is going to do for our country. I really couldn't be blessed with better brothers. Jeff is the quiet one, but is always willing to help you with anything. He makes us all smile and we love him. I'm crying right now typing this.. because I just want him back home. I don't think you truly appreciate or realize how much you love somebody until the chance to show them your gratitude may be gone. I know he'll be home before we know it, and when that day arrives, I know I won't stop smiling. That day will be filled with happy tears. He's in our prayers, and I ask you to do the same.
Second order of business: Scott.
Oh my, how much I miss this boy. Despite our dramatic fall out that should have never happened and lasted much longer than I think either of us had hoped for, all is well. He left June 15th. He's been gone for thirteen days. ..Can you tell that I'm waiting for the day he comes home? I cannot wait. I love this boy so much. He's one of my best friends. On my worst days he knows how to make me smile. He gives the best hugs, and is such a great listener. For how much talking I do, I believe we make a great pair. Given the complicated and dramatic story that I'm not going to delve into, we have fixed things and we're both happy. Our friendship was restored, and that's all we needed. That's what we're focusing on, and I couldn't be happier.
June came, and June is going. I'm content with how things are, and I know everything is going to be fine. Everything happens for a reason, right? I'm just excited to see where my life ends up. These next few years I'm going to learn a lot about myself. I'll get these two back in my life around the same time. Jeff will be home, and then six months later Scott will be. And holy moly, I cannot wait for those two days. Love those around you. Life is too short to fight over petty things.
Much love, Al.