Photographed by my dear friend and colleague, Megan Rogers. Can I just say that I am way more comfortable on the other side of the camera--aaaaand pictures for a family of SIX can be quite an adventure! ;)
A family of SIX some of you might say? I will fill you in. Many of you know about our journey with Kristie's adoption, the girl in the brown jacket vest, but may not know that her younger sister (the girl in the orange vest) moved in with us just last October. We are very pleased to announce that we will be adopting both girls, and couldn't be more thrilled.
This post is near and dear to my heart. Meet my brother, Des (Desmond.)
He is strong.
Desmond lives with Schizophrenia. If you or anyone you know suffer from this disease, you know how debilitating it can be. It affects about 1 in every 100 adults, and childhood onset of schizophrenia, which is much more rare, affects about 1 in every 40,000 children. Desmond is one of those kids. He is also a handsome 18 year old senior in high school who loves music, lifting weights, and skateboarding. He takes medication in an effort to control his symptoms, but the world is often still a dark and frightening place to him.
I love and admire him so. His Faith. His Strength. His Hope. His bright outlook on life. We can all learn something from him.
Des, I hope you and mom enjoy this sneak peek. More to come. Much love. xoxo