he takes the heat

"Respect your elders!" is a rule you always hear as a child. It's a good rule I think. Last night however, I couldn't help but think that sometimes the rule should be "Respect your youngers!"

My brother has now graduated from the Fire Academy. Last night he received his badge. What an honor. This boy...okay, I guess he's kinda becoming a man...but this guy is pretty amazing. He has been working so hard, sacrificing his time, his energy, his sleep, and quite often his social life to learn a skill that is incredibly admirable. And in the end...he's learning so that he can give.

So Nick, Cheers! You did it! Keep working hard, we are all so proud of you!


Momma Amy said...

Congrats to Nick!!

Man, It's hard to believe he's old enough to be a Firefighter!!

'Cause that means I'm old. :)

Dustin and Stacey said...

I so wish I could have been there! I'm proud of you, bro!

TulipGirl said...

Wow! Congrats, Nickaroo!