Good Morning, Friends!
This morning, I was in my quiet time on my ride in to work and got to thinking about how truly blessed I am. I have my health, healthy children, and a loving and caring husband of 16 years. Then I got to thinking of my two “little” brothers that have just begun to embark on their matrimonial journey. I mentioned in a previous post or two, that I am the oldest child. And when I say the oldest, I mean… by a lot! I was 8 years old when Colby was born, and 12 when Mone was born. Needless to say, I had quite a bit of time to work on and really dig into “My Oldest Sibling” characteristics.
They both became engaged to their sweethearts in 2017, and ended up planning their weddings for November & December of 2018. We were all geared up for a busy couple of weeks.
Ephesians 5:31 31 “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.”
Thanksgiving weekend, November 24th, 2018, Colby and Natasha said, “I do!”
December 16th, 2018, Mone & Shanice were united as one!
It is hard to think about them being grown and starting families of their own. I still remember these little dudes! I remember being so excited to get a brother OR sister when Colby was born, but I REALLY wanted a sister when Mone was born. I first remember my Mama being upset with me because I didn’t want to go to the hospital the day she had Mone. That was back when kids weren’t aloud to be in the room when things were “happening”. I knew I would just be bored, so why not go to school? I was in the 6th grade and sitting in my last period of the day, and over the loudspeaker, the Secretary asked if I was there, and announced that I had a new baby brother. (It’s crazy that I remember this so vividly). I just shook my head and said, “Another brother. Ugh.” I say that, but they were both so stinking cute as babies, and were a lot of fun as they grew. There are quite a few stories to tell, but I’ll save those for another time.
I was and still am so in love with these guys, as I feel like I am second Mother to them. I am super proud of the men they have become, and know that they will be wonderful leaders, husbands and fathers. I pray for them daily, and hope that they feel the love. There is so much ahead of them, and I know they will tackle them all gracefully.