He is brilliant. I don't even know how to describe how quickly his brain learns and how easily. This gift gives him great confidence and great arrogance, something we work to soften. He has always been strong and courageous - like Joshua 1:9. Sometimes his courage has been carved out life experiences and sometimes it is a product of 17 year old bravado - but always it is strong. Like his big sister, he has known from an early age who he is. What a joy it has been to watch him refine and repurpose the edges of both his strength and his courage. What a blessing it is to be his mama.
I can't help but tell you, how this tweet would have sent his sister over the edge. She would have texted her daddy and I and accused us of being bad parents. She would have texted him to insult him, but inwardly she would have been so incredibly proud of her big, little brother. He celebrated when she left for college declaring himself king of the upstairs in her absence, but he made sure his whole life paused when she came home to visit. Often, he would text her and schedule a movie date or a lunch date just to have her to himself while she was home; she would oblige even with an eye roll because when we left them alone and to their own, the space between them became an organic happiness that only one of them could possibly describe.
She loves you so.