Joel, I just want you to know that I am proud of you. So proud of you.
You moved today. It's so weird. I'm glad you are getting to do this. I am so proud of you for going back to school. I know all this change feels a little overwhelming and that there are still some aspects that are a little too up in the air for your happiness, but I know God's got this. You are pursuing what is on your heart and the talents and gifts God's given you. Even if it is a challenge (and it's always a challenge), I know you are going to do brilliantly.
Thank you for pursuing your passions. Sometimes I feel like I have begun to stale (hopefully not "stale baby" stale, but you know what I mean), but your fire and light tend to make everything brighter. Your passion to pursue your dreams inspires me. I am so grateful for that.
It's been a real blessing getting to spend so much time with you and watching you grow into the man you've become. It still seems surreal to look at you now when I can just as easily remember you crawling around. It's been a privilege watching you grow up, being part of your life, and just having the awesome responsibility of being your older sister. No matter where I am or what I'm doing, you will always be a priority. You know where I am if you need me.
Chase those dreams, little brother. I've got your back.
I love you so much. Thank you for never letting anything or anyone stop you from just being you.