Ryan, 15 years ago, you became my first brother.
And in many ways you've been the "older brother" I never had, but always wanted.
Without you, I would be lost. As Opie Taylor said, "she's helpless".
I helped teach you to walk, and now you can out run me on the soccer field. I helped you learn to read, and now you're taller than I am. I pushed you in the stroller, and now you are my partner on the dance floor. I remember when you said your first words, and now your humor makes me laugh until I cry. I used to be able to carry you, and now I depend on you to protect me.
Ryan, in someways you'll always be my little brother, no matter how tall you get. But when Jamie, Sarah, and Michael look up at you...
A brother is supposed to be Captain America to his sisters. You are supposed to be our team mate, dance partner, best friend, and partner in crime. And you are. You are all that and more. You're an awesome brother!!!
I love you buddy!