Today my baby brother turns 17 🎉 This giant human means the world to me.
I don't think either one of us have fully comprehended Gods radical favor and grace upon our lives, empowering us to overcome such extreme challenges, but I know we are both grateful. When Alex was born I was a timid little girl shifting in and out of the foster care system, full of fear, (and pretty pissed off he was a boy because I was hoping to dress up a baby sister.) but the truth is God sent this little guy into my life to give me hope for many years to come. The craziness of our world growing up crushed my spirit again and again, but Alex seemed to be on assignment by God to keep me laughing and hopeful in the most difficult of times. I would not be who I am today if it were not for this guy.
If you know Alex, you've encountered the joy of the Lord and have been impacted by a young man unshaken by the obstacles placed before Him. His perseverance and hope for the future is an inspiration to us all. Alex, you can count on me embarrassing you every opportunity I can, but secretly, I am your biggest fan. You are a true hero, fearless and chosen by God to impact your generation with your story and just who you are. Your life is a gift from God to everyone you encounter. I hope you feel so celebrated today. Happy 17th 🎉