Happy happy birthday to my brother Sawyer! It’s August which means it time to celebrate you and that is just what I wanted to do on the blog!
Sawyer, one of the things I admire about you most is how much you look forward to something. Whether it’s a simple afternoon ice cream stop with Mils to our biggest holiday of the year: Thanksgiving with all Heppes. You pump up the anticipation, always consider how we can make it the best yet, and you can always be counted on for good execution: finding that fun drink recipe to organizing a gift exchange or researching the best place to grab a bite. Time together is such a gift we learned the last year + and I so appreciate your desire to not just savor it, but to truly celebrate it!
It’s true that you and I started the sibling gang for the Heppes and so I Iove that we both know how special it is. When it comes to encouraging us to get together, to find ways to have fun – I can always count on you to be leader and I know you are also looking forward to it as much as I am. Now my contributions tend to be more emotional, so it makes your contributions being about fun a great balance. We are a good team in that way!
And finally I can’t acknowledge your special day without keeping in mind the efforts you make for the grandkids to have special birthdays and holidays. Where many others’ gifts are functional or practical- yours are always fun and something that specific kiddo really enjoys, even the really little ones! Your a big kid at heart and I am grateful that you choose to share that with our family and especially the babies!
Happiest of birthdays to you Sawyer!