Caleb and I have gone through a lot.
When he was little, I swear his ultimate goal in life was to make mine miserable.
We fought. and fought.
By high school we were best friends.
Caleb has an incredible love for people. He can connect with people better than anyone I have ever met, and he somehow knows how to make them feel at ease, regardless of the situation. Me, I always felt like I needed a written invitation to talk to someone, but Caleb, he was brilliant. He had more friends than anyone I knew and he made $2000 selling candy bars out of his back pack in the seventh grade to go on a sailing scout trip.
I got a letter from Caleb today. I get one every week now that he is on his mission. He has changed so much, but really he is just being polished, into a more shining version of the brother I've always known.
Caleb inspires me to be better than I am, because he knows I can be.
Caleb inspires me to love the Lord and the people around me because he does.
Caleb inspires me to get off my butt and get to work because he does, at 6:30 every morning.
Caleb inspires me to try harder and be positive because while doing the hardest thing of his life, he is strong, happy, and inspired.
I love you, Caleb.
Thanks for being the best brother and example I could ask for.
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