Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Not all Teens are Trouble

Teenagers have a bad reputation. They are sassy. rude. irresponsible. lazy. and so on. and so on.

But they aren't ALL bad.

I know this for a fact.

I know THREE teenagers who are far from the typical teenagers.

I know THREE who are loving. caring. responsible. helpful. and who have hearts for friends...strangers... and their family.

As many of you know, I have three little sibs. Ashley, who will be twenty, in September; Emily, who will be 17 in a month or so; and Trevor, who will be 15 in a couple of weeks.

I am extremely proud of my little siblings! I've never met three smarter, more loving, individuals.

They are all spending their summer serving God, in some way or another.

Trevor is going to Urban Hope, the mission trip, to Philly that Emily and I went on last year. He will spend a week, working with inner city kids, for a Bible school camp.

Emily is going to California, to work with the homeless and to share Jesus with as many people as she can.

And Ashley is already in Montana, serving at a summer camp, for almost THREE months.

They are all spending their summers serving others, when they could be going to the pool, the mall, or just laying around being lazy.

They are making a difference! And I am so proud of them! Thank you, Ashley, Emily and Trevor for making a difference in the World!

Here are my beautiful siblings:


Natalie said...

I am so proud of my adopted little sibs :) they have all grown into the wonderful people i thought they would :) it is hard to beleive that they have grown so much but i think they way the grew up and the people they were surrounded by influenced the adults they are becoming and all i know is as a friend who considers them a part of my family I LOVE THEM SO MUCH and it makes me proud to know them!! hav fun guys and good luck take pics and i wanna see them !!

Kat said...

That. Is. Awesome. :)
What great kids!!!!!

MOM said...

As usual Brittany your beautiful words make me cry! Thank you for saying such kind words and for loving your sisters and brother so much! You are ALL the best kids a Mom could ever ask for and I am so very proud of all of you! I thank God for each and ever one of you! It is a true blessing what Ashley,Emily and Trevor are doing this summer and we have got to all remember to pray for them!!

buckeyemomma said...

I'm not sure how I possibly missed this post, but I am so glad you wrote it. I, too, am SO SO proud of ALL my miss Brittany included. I feel such growing pains watching you all turn into AMAZING people, parents, servants of God, wonderful's a joy to be a part of your lives and to be blessed to be your family.
xoxox <3 ~M