A little piece of knowledge from the brain of Steve Crawford....
Men are like parking spaces....
The good ones are taken and the rest are all handicap.
This made my day when he called me at work just to tell me this....I just thought I would share :)
Well I finally have a minute to update....Sorry to all of you who were wondering about my brother Adam. He is doing AMAZING! Let me tell you it has been crazy...I dont know when I have ever had a more stressful/amazing/taxing/all around emotional week as the week I came back to TX. My brother did amazing through his surgery and I can thank the amazing God that we have for that. I had forgotten how much I missed being around my brother and I think the surgery made me appreciate life so much more and made me step back and take a look at a lot of things. Since I have been back I have been working constantly and have barely had time to sleep let alone do anything else. However I am in the middle of making some HUGE changes in my life right now. I ask that everyone pray for me in this and that I do what God wants me to do. Well thats all I have for now. I hope everyone is doing well.
Is it pride or self preservation? Some times I have a hard time telling which one is causing me to react a certain way to things that bother me...
Everyone please be praying for my brother Adam. He will be having brain surgery on July 24 due to his disease. This will be risky so we are praying that things go well. Also this past week he started having symptoms of liver failure but they think they caught it before it got bad. They still do not know what caused this but they think they have gotten it under control. Please keep my entire family in your prayers. Sierra and I both will be coming home for his surgery. He will be in the hospital for 2 weeks after the surgery but he will be in recovery at home for 2 months after that.
Thanks for all the prayers!
So as an example of how weird my stepdad is...(which means he fits in perfectly)
The other day I called my mom and he got on the phone and said, "You know I really miss you Nelly...Its like I got my favorite wart removed!" He then proceeded to burst into laughter.
In the past I have let people's veiw of my family dictate how I feel about them sometimes. Because of the way my real father has acted I let other people make me feel ashamed of my family. In the last few months I have realized what a jerk I have been. My family is not perfect but nobody is. To all of you out there who come from hard backgrounds take this adivce... Family is SO important. When you have no one else they stand by you and just remember the only thing you have control over is what YOU do. If some of your family isnt doing what is right, pray for them and show by example that they need to change. And for the rest of the world...show them how you deal with things in a Christian way no matter what your family does. You will only answer for yourself at judgement.
So I say all of this to say that I love Mom and Steve and even my dad. I also love Adam, Sierra, Aaron, Phillip, Jocelyn, and Stephen. And I especially love Brady, Brice, Lila, Carter, and Noah. With out them I dont know where I would be.
Be thankful for your family and make sure they know how much you love them. Freinds may come and go but your family will always be your family.