Tuesday, May 09, 2006

My family

These are the most important people in my life. I love them dearly. I don't claim to have a normal family, but who wants to be ordinary when there are so many other options.

These are my parents, best parents in the world. And they're cool enough I think I would say that even if I wasn't required to. My dad is the most humble man I have ever met. He gets cuter the older he gets. I think he looks very distinguished. He's as steady as a rock. He taught me what it means to trust God. Mom is my friend. She's about the best preacher I ever heard. She doesn't...but she could. Probably the only person I've ever known can pull any Bible reference out of her head, and weave difficult, in depth theology into everyday conversation. My parents are missionaries to St. Vincent in the Caribbean. Yes, the very same island where Pirates of the Caribbean is filmed.

This is my brother. I think he wanted to be in the mafia when he grew up. Or maybe it was the secret service. I hope not or I just blew his cover. Oops. He's really not as dangerous as he looks. And some of my girls who have seen this picture haven't stopped drooling yet. Sorry ladies. He's a confirmed "bachelor till the rapture." Tim is amazing. With only a year between us, he's my little brother who wishes he was my older brother. We've been pretty inseparable since he was like two, I think. I hope that never changes.

This is my sister. She's two years older, but we never let that come between us. She's the one I can talk to about anything. She is friend and confidant. I go to her for advice, and for some reason she comes to me for the same. Anyone who can put up with an annoying little sister (and I did the annoying sister thing well) deserves a lot of praise.

This is my wonderful brother-in-law. We like him. Stephen can fix anything so we break things on a regular basis for him. He takes such good care of my sister. I'm not quite sure how we got along without him before he was part of the family.

And this is my niece, Michelle. For some reason she's obsessed with the violin. I'm sure I had nothing to do with that.

10 comments:

Rosebud said...

I love to read your blogs. You are an inspiration to me and I am always encouraged. I am proud to be your sister (even though you haven't outgrown the 'annoying little sister thing' completely). :) J/K I don't think you've annoyed me in a long time. Keep writing!

Heather said...

Annoying sisterhood was never intended to be outgrown. I have a duty to fulfill, so get used to it. You're stuck with me and all my annoying tendencies.

justinic9 said...

If the rest of your family is as cool as those I've met, you've been blessed. If not, you've still been blessed, but not to the same degree.

2Crazzie4U said...

Heather, Annoying??, since when? She is always a Blessing to me. Granted, she is human, but she is a good Dorm Sup. Besides, I am her favorite!! {just she doens't know that yet}.

Rebecca's Corner said...

What a lovely family! :-) I am so glad God gives us families and the close companionship that accompanies them.

cassiopeiarl said...

It was really neat to see all of your family. Speaking from a rather large family, I know what incredible and interesting things families can be.

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