Let me introduce you to mine.

It’s no secret that these two are my role models. It’s also no secret that I couldn’t have picked a better person for my brother. They level each other out.

If you knew my brother and Stephanie years ago, you no longer know them. They have both changed into outstanding people! I find myself bragging about them to others often.

Ive started this topic over and over again because I could literally go on and on about these two. If you’ve been around from the beginning you know that Stephanie and Brayden ( and eventually savannah too) saved Josh.

I met Stephanie a few months before her and my brother started “talking” something about her stuck with me and I couldn’t put my finger on it. I remember laying by the pool one day and Josh getting up, going to the gate and letting this girl in. I could tell she was sooo nervous 😂. He introduced us and I looked at her funny and she was like we’ve already met! Josh was looking at us crazy. Y’all it’s been a wild ride since those verandas days!

If you know me then you know my brother is my world, they say dads set the bar real high & while that’s true to an extent, if you had a brother like mine you’d know older brothers set the bar high.

I was sooo thankful when Josh started dating Stephanie because I had always wanted a big sister, he had finally given me that! Let’s not forget a nephew as well who I say was my first baby because Stephanie gave me the opportunity to love him as my own. I don’t know if it was Brayden that made me so attached to Stephanie, the sisterly bond that we automatically had, or because she had a Ford Escape and that was 16 year old Thea’s dream car 😂😂.

Stephanie helped me get ready for proms, pageants, senior portraits, & graduation. Josh and Stephanie have always joked that I was there other kid. They have always been there and have told me what I needed to hear regardless if I was going to like it or not.. it’s no secret that we’re all 3 stubborn and of course we butt heads from time to time!

I stated in my previous post that when I was pregnant I was most scared to tell my brother.. I did not want to tell him y’all cause I knew he was gonna knock me out.. my brother didn’t even believe I was doing what you had to do to get pregnant 😂 so I knew he was about to hang me by my toenails. Nope, instead him and Stephanie supported me unconditionally. Stephanie bought Chloe her first pair of shoes ( this is funny because if you know steph you know she loves fashion ), they had Chloe’s crib bedding hand made, and they stayed in the hospital with me while I was in labor. Usually, you don’t get that bond.

My brother and Stephanie are my role models because even though I’m in my twenties I’m still learning… they’ve taught me forgiveness, strength, compassion.

It’s no secret that we’ve had a falling out in our relationship the past year.. but thankfully we’ve mended that. It took strength to lay everything out on the table, to get everything out, to share those secrets, to have those heart to hearts.

My brother and Stephanie will always be my role models, no matter how old I get I’ll always look up to them, because they helped mold me into the woman I am today.

It’s no secret they had a hand in raising me, they molded me into the person I am today, thanks to Josh and steph I know all the old school music & I know how to throw back a michelob ultra and thank god for Stephanie I know how to drop it low… 😂😂

My brother and Stephanie have taught me love, that even after the knock out drag outs they still love me. They love the person I’ve become & I strive to make them prouder of me every day…. I want them to be as proud of me as I am of them.

Remember my loves, family is everything. ♥️

If you haven’t ever heard it, listen to piece by piece by Kelly Clarkson, it reminds me of my brother in so many ways… but that is an explanation for another day… I love you all, ♥️