Right after high school, Michael went to Teen Mania's Internship and then headed out on the road to bring the Gospel to teens.
Right after high school (two years behind Michael), Alece did the same thing. Only her destination after the internship was South Africa.
She stayed there for 12 years.
So, this will be ten days of brother and sister reconnecting.
Getting to know each other as adults.
Getting to know each other without the confines of parents and their third younger sibling.
Just adult brother and sister.
I have no idea what that must be like for them. My only sibling - a brother two years older than me - and I have not seen each other in about 30 years. Or spoken.
I am an orphan. In every sense of the word. So, I honestly cannot relate to what this visit must mean to my children.
How does an adult sister interact with her adult brother? I haven't a clue.
I wish I could be a fly on the wall. I wish I could feel what they are feeling toward each other. I wish I could understand a loving brother-sister relationship.
But, what I do understand is the need for family. The need to connect with family. And I am blessed that Michael and Alece have this time together.
I'm blessed my children don't know what it is to be orphaned.
I'm blessed they have each other to empathize with.
Thank You, Jesus! Thank You!
Enjoy every moment with your families! P l e a s e.
Because of Him and Unto Him,