Final Project

By: Allisa Olsen

My brother was not just a big part but a defining presence in my life. Reflecting on the process of making this video, I got emotional watching it back while editing. It’s not necessarily the arrival of a new baby in our family that makes me emotional, but the profound love and happiness this baby will experience.

When I think about my childhood, I am privileged of growing up with the best brother anyone could ever hope for. From my very first sentence, ‘Where did Sam go?’ I looked up to him, to say the least, and it was evident. 

Through the ups and downs of life, my brother taught me valuable lessons, staying strong, and how a man should be. Even when faced with difficult challenges, he remained a rock for me, showing me that no matter how difficult the circumstances, He would be there with me to overcome anything. In my eyes, my brother is not just a sibling; he is my true hero, an inspiration, and a role model of what a gentleman should be. He has steered me toward becoming the person I am today.

As I actually meet this baby, I am overwhelmed with a mixture of emotions; happiness, love, and a sense of pride. Knowing that this baby will have, hands down, the best father out there. Raising the baby to become the protective, caring, and wise man his father is. To be embraced by the same love, experience fun-filled times, and grow in the strength and support that my incredible brother, Sam, has always provided.

I can definitely say I’m a proud younger sister. My heart swells with happiness as I anticipate the wonderful life the baby will have. I am forever grateful for the impact my brother had on my life, and now, I hope you enjoy seeing the process it took to meet his bundle of cuteness for the first time!