Today, I am grateful for my brother-in-law. Dad is sick in the hospital, he has done what every eldest child does, steps in to take charge and handle the situation. I am glad that he is empowered to do that. His "bossy" manner can be annoying at times but i need to be grateful for that same bossiness because life is full of moments like this. I am also glad that while our relationship is not sunshine and rainbows, I also don't think it is as contentious as it once was. We clash because we are eldest children and bossy! It is what we have in common! At the end of the day, I appreciate him as he truly is! Underneath all the priggish bravado, he is a nice guy the way my husband is, just a quality human being who tries to do the right thing in any given situation.