12th Grade Journal

16 Aug

Last night I was digging through an old box of high school memorabilia and found my 12th grade English class journal. Each day we had prompts on the board, telling us what topic to write about. I’ll let my entry for “A Significant Event” speak for itself…


I had no idea back then what the future held for him, and for our family. I was so excited thinking about the conversations he and I would have someday, not yet knowing that his words would be exponentially more valuable than I ever imagined, because they would come after such struggle. I was so excited to be close with him, despite the age gap…not yet knowing that he would inspire my entire career; that he would inspire me to write about him on a website read by people all over the world; that he would be the reason I help dozens of other families. I was so comforted back then, knowing our Lord already had a perfect plan for Dylan’s life, not yet knowing how much I would lean on that truth as a comfort for years to come. I was right back then… my little brother would grow up so loved and so cared for. More than he could ever know…

6 Responses to “12th Grade Journal”

  1. Insung August 20, 2013 at 10:18 pm #

    Thank you so much for sharing this!

  2. Larry Rector August 25, 2013 at 10:33 pm #

    Well said, He has come along way in such a short time. I hope you always will be there for him.

  3. Alice W January 22, 2023 at 8:03 am #

    Thank you foor writing this


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