I haven't ever devoted a post to my little brother and his wonderful girlfriend, and I think it is time for you to hear about how wonderful they are! The four of us (them and Bill & I) are headed to Seattle over President’s Day weekend in February, and I am so excited to spend time with them for a few days straight and really sink into it.
Stephen is such a good man. He has learned a lot about himself over the past few years and the waves of change keep on coming. I see him growing up in so many ways and it makes me so proud to be his sister. Everything in his life has been flipped upside down over the past year or two, and he continues to work hard towards being the best man he can be for Nikki and the best man he can be for our family. It is not an easy calling thath e has on his life to be a pastor or in some type of ministry, and he has been hurt in the past, but he is learning to focus his eyes on the future with his girl and his life and his God. I can’t believe Stephen now versus Stephen four years ago; it is night and day. I pray for him often and while we are not really phone talkers, I know he is making me proud! I also know he will keep aiming for bigger and better goals, and I pray he finds his niche in the world with his heart being fully exposed and filled up.
Nikki is such a kindred spirit for me. While I have not had a lot of time with her, she truly understands my brain and my heart. I rarely have a hard time putting things into words, but I can’t seem to find the right ones to explain our relationship! I just love her. :) Spending time with her over Christmas was not just nice; it was necessary for us. The more I was around her the more I knew she was a good fit for Stephen. They are best friends and a wonderful match. I sat and listened to her pour out her heart about a lot of different things, and I love her frame of mind. She wants to help people and work with kids and live a life of love. I am so happy Stephen has her and I’m so happy to one day be able to call her a sister! :)