It was not that long ago that Sandra and I were just getting to know one another; she was newish to the area I was living in on the central coast of California, and we quickly became good friends as we found each other to be kindred spirits. We both love adventure and can find it in almost anything, whether it was watching softball games hosted by Office Max, dancing at the state fair, or wandering around buying post cards at thrift shops. I'd just gone through a really rough time and was short on friends, and I genuinely believe God sent her to me.
THEN, God sent her to my brother Ricky, which I was not that excited about at first, but it has come to be one of the things I'm the most thankful for. Ricky is the sibling that's closest to me in age, and has been my best friend for a long time, so I was a little protective. But, as usual I was wrong and they're perfect for each other, and I'm really thankful to have another sister. It's been beautiful to watch these two take care of each other, and live out the love God has for them.
They recently stayed with us for about a month after spending six months overseas with YWAM, and it was a huge breath of fresh air for me to have them here.
They left us a couple weeks ago now to head back west to Arizona, and I miss them loads, but I know God has really big and awesome things ahead for them, and I'm just really thankful we're kin. Love you guys <3