This journey with our girl has been a family one. There are four of us here at Chez Lenaburg. Jerry, me, PicklePie and her big brother Jonathan or J-man as we affectionately call him. He came to me yesterday and asked if he could write a piece for the blog on how he feels about everything that is happening right now. After all, he has been a witness to all Courtney has been through from the beginning.
I don’t talk about J-man a lot in this space because he has asked me not to in the past. Being in high school, then college you can imagine how un-cool being featured on his mother’s blog would be. Now he is almost 25 and wanted to take the opportunity to talk about his sister and how much he loves her, how much she has shaped who he has become, all without a word being spoken between them.
So without further ado, I give you my first born, the young man who made me a mother. Courtney’s big brother, Jonathan. He is a man of deep emotions and a very gentle heart. He has been through a lot, witnessing a saint in the making. Jerry and I could not be more proud of who he is becoming, a man of honor and Godly character. Courtney is the luckiest little sister on the planet.
These are his words and his alone…I am humbled that he is mine…
Now, don’t misunderstand me. When the time comes, I will be joyful that she has been freed from the shackles of her body. That she can run to God, never having to fear anything again. But I didn’t want that to happen yet.