Since I could not be with my little brother for his graduation, I told him to call and let me hear him walk in to Pomp and Circumstance. (One of my favorite songs...at my college graduation, we marched to a bagpiper playing...and it wasn't P and C.)
He said he would, but I assumed he would be caught up in his day and forget...and I was OK with that...I wanted the day to be about him and his needs.
Around 11:25 eastern, 10:25 central, my phone rang and it was my little brother. I could hear the music as clear as if I was sitting there. It was Pomp and Circumstance. He was marching in and I was right there with him. I could not stop crying.
I was touched beyond words, but heartbroken at the same time. I should have BEEN there and although the moment was special, I realized how much my little brother wanted to share this day with me.
So...although, I did not get to spend this day with him. We really shared some good times in all of this and silent promises of how we were going to be better siblings. I am so proud of you, Bub. You are really growing up.