Visiting my brother at work this week made me realize how proud I am of him. My brother and I are three and a half years apart (I'm older). We have a great relationship and I'm blessed that we are so close.
When I saw Jerrod at work this week as a professional my heart swelled with pride. He has done so well and overcome quite a bit. He was born hearing impaired and wears hearing aides, but that has never stopped him from doing anything.
When we lost my dad he had just finished his junior year in high school. Him and my dad were very close and it was a devastating loss for him. Yet he finished high school and excelled, and then went straight into college. He worked very hard and did very well. His senior year he even landed an internship with the City of Chino Hills.
Jerrod graduated with a degree in urban and regional planning in four years and landed a job as an assistant city planner with the City of Chino Hills straight out of college. He's currently working towards his Master's degree and excelling at his job, recently earning a promotion to Associate city planner.
Not only am I proud of Jerrod for his professional accomplishments, I am also proud of his generous and giving spirit, and his desire to grow closer to the Lord.
He would give you the shirt off his back if you were in need.
He is passionate and kind.
He is my brother.
Jerrod I love you. I am blessed to have such an amazing brother. I pray for you daily.