Welcome to My Brother is now a Firefighter Friday
I know that I do not normally post on Friday but today is unquestionably special for me. I had the honor of attending the graduation ceremony for Coral Springs Fire Academy Class 10-02. When class 10-02 started the long journey of academy training there were 50 plus members. After 6 months of attrition only 22 graduated. Amongst the decorated graduates was my younger brother Alex. This is no small feat, of all fire academys in the United States, Coral Springs Fire Academy graded out the best. Let me repeat...in the whole of this nation...his was tops.
I cannot properly conceptualize how proud I am of his achievements. He already graduated with honors from the paramedic program, and now he was chosen for the Achievement Award by his Fire Academy instructors. He managed all this while being a husband and a father of two beautiful young girls.
With all that said, I am more fascinated with his intellectual growth. In his younger years he never did well with academics. To see him teach himself to study properly and get through the rigors of the medical terminology and methodology is a true inspiration. I honestly cannot say that I have felt any inadequacy in my life. It’s a weird thing to have your little brother, whom you witnessed grow up, make you feel mediocre. However, I have to admit that I never thought inadequacy could feel so good!
On behalf of The Lawyer & I,
We love you
We are proud of you
We feel safer knowing that you are out there saving lives.
That's it for now...till we exchange a few words again...Peace!