Meet my brother, Aaron. He is also known as Bug, hence the title. 🙂 Aaron is a twin believe it or not. Though you would never be able to tell. Geepers, half the people in his high school probably still don’t know that. His twin, Ashlea, who you would remember Senior pictures from a year ago, started school a year earlier than he and is already off into the wonders of college world! (And at my alma mater I may add!) Bug’s name, I believe originated in Lancaster (Mom, you can correct me if I’m wrong…). Lancaster is big thing in our family-especially for my parents. They go at least once if not twice every year. I specifically remember one year when I was very young that my parents came back from Lancaster and gave me a necklace with a horse and buggy on it. If you aren’t familiar with Lancaster, it is also known at the “Dutch Country” and is home to many Amish families and traditions. Anyhow, back to where Aaron’s nickname came from. In Lancaster there is a horse and buggy ride place called Aaron’s. And I am sure you can see the link… It stuck and he has been Bug ever since!
My brother, Aaron, is one of the sweetest boys I know. He is gentle and caring. I don’t know that I have ever seen another male his age interact with children the way he does. He doesn’t treat them as below him. He plays with them and interacts with them on their level. He was never one to judge, just always accepting who people were. He sees the good before the bad. Oh yes, he loves his sports, he plays his video games, and he watches his movies, (always with popcorn!!) but Aaron has a natural way of getting along with people and that makes him stand out a little above the rest.
He was the only boy in a world surrounded by four sisters but he seems to have made it this far just fine! I can’t believe he’s a Senior. Little Bug Man is growing up. I do miss my “little” brother. The hugs that he would give (even if I didn’t want it!), hearing him ask, “hey Corko! what’s up?”, building a fort together, the countless Nerf Gun wars, and slip sliding down a syrup covered tarp. Those were the days! ha ha. I’m proud of you, Bug, and I hope that you have an amazing Senior Year!
Oh… and just in case you didn’t believe me about the nerf gun wars and syrup covered tarp… Here’s proof!
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