Jim leaves for his senior year at Indiana University tomorrow morning after a three week visit home. Jim spent most of his summer doing an internship in Florida so it has been nice for Ryan to finally have his big brother around to hang out with over the last few weeks.
Despite their age difference, the boys enjoy each others company a lot and seem to grow closer with each passing year.
While we will all miss Jim over the next few months, I know his departure will especially be felt by Ryan. Neither Mike nor I can be to Ryan what Jim can be--lots of fun like a friend, but also someone to look up to like a parent...a perfect combination!