She was so much younger than me, and her mom and my dad divorced when she was pretty little.
But ever since I returned to Utah, I've had a chance to get to know her.
She is always thinking. She's really spunky. She is a fantastic mother. She defies expectations. She is a single mother with a baby who works incredibly hard to support herself and her little boy.
She is beautiful and kind. She has a million excuses to not go to work--to let someone else take care of things--but every day she wakes up and she gets things done.
Right now, her heart is broken.
She is fighting an uphill battle to do the right thing for herself and her little boy--and every day something comes along to make things more difficult.
But every morning, she acts responsibly for herself and her family despite everything.
I would describe everything--but it's not my story to tell. Suffice it to say, she has suffered/is suffering.
When she does explode on Facebook with frustration--it's because it's the last straw. And thank heaven she does! I sometimes get so involved in my own life that I forget to check up on her and make sure that she's all right.
But the fact is she will always be all right because she is amazing and strong and brave and hardworking. And hopefully, she knows that she can ask for help. She has family everywhere who love her!
I am so proud of her.
This is Bethany and I this afternoon. I love seeing her!
This is my cutie pie nephew Kannon!
Look at that handsome kiddo!
Today I am grateful for the opportunity I have to love my little sister Bethany.