I know I just recently had a post about my Army brother, Cody, and our experience on CMT, but I came across something our youngest brother, Colin, wrote for a school assignment about his American hero. (Colin, don't kill me for putting this on the blog!)
If you would have asked me 10 years ago if I thought my brothers or I would be writing nice things about each other, I would have said NO WAY! We used to argue and bicker all the time! But what siblings didn't?? (And you'll see that Colin says the same thing below!) I'll just say that I'm SO glad we've all grown up to get along and truly appreciate one another. It sure does make things so much more enjoyable!
The photo below are my two LITTLE brothers. ( I always have to emphasize little to them because they've both grown taller than me and I'm still their BIG sis!) With one in college and one in high school, I must say that I am so proud of them both. They're pretty great if I do say so myself!
“My American Hero”
There are many American heroes in today’s society, but there is just one that is very special to me, Private 1st Class Cody Magness. He is my older brother, who joined the Army after graduating from high school. He is the person I have learned from and looked up to ever since I was a little boy, wanting to be just like him. To have a relative who will put their life up and will do anything to make sure the citizens of the United States are free really means a lot to me.
As kids, my brother and I didn't always get along, but what siblings always get along? We had high and low moments in our brotherly relationship. However, I always looked up to him and always will. He has taught me so much with so many things in life, be it while we are hunting in the woods or just everyday things. As we get older, we get along better and better and get to hang out and do more things together.
When my brother joined the Army, I was scared of the fact of him possibly getting deployed to war and losing a brother overseas for a year or so. I soon began to get over it to see that my brother loves every second of it. Like I said earlier, to have a brother who is an American Soldier, is awesome. I love to know that I will always have somebody to look up to and a great guy who will always give me advice in life.
I hope to one day maybe follow in my brother’s footsteps and join the service and have the courage and heart for people that he does. You won’t meet anybody else who wants anything more than to protect this country like he does. When the day comes that my brother gets deployed to protect the freedom of our country, I won’t be ready for him to go, but I know he is doing what he loves and will do great and come back. That is why my brother, Private 1st Class Cody Magness, is my American Hero.
And with that, I think I'll just have to say DITTO to everything Colin said!
|Cody and his dog, Montana, being reunited at the airport after Basic Training|
|Cody and our parents|