Monday, January 18, 2010

Proud to be a Sununu

I have not known what to write about the past few weeks but so much has happened. First I have to say that my little brother is going to be the fastest person in the world one day. He just ran a 19:42 5k the other day in practice, yea he is only in 8th grade. I like to think I had something to do with this but it is all Gods amazing gifts which He gave to my little brother. He gave my little brother OCD which gives him a big advantage in things like running. My brother has Aspergers but I am pretty sure he is already smarter than I am. I used to feel really bad for my little brother and his social awkwardness but now I am not so sure it matters. He doesn’t have one friend his age but he doesn’t care. I would have been devastated to have no friends but my brother doesn’t need any. Trevor focuses his time on training and school and God. I used to think about all that he was missing in life, but then I remembered that those things I was thinking about are not what we are created for. Yes, some people need to be friendly and personable to accomplish Gods plan but not all of us. God obviously doesn’t need my brother to be social to do what He created him for. All joy comes from knowing God so I think Trevor will be okay.

I feel bad for my family but all the struggles they have had to endure has definitely helped shape who I am today. Just understanding how to care for my Mom and brother will stay with me for my entire life, whether it comes back to help me love strangers or my own family. I can also never say how hard my dad works enough. He works 8hrs a day 7 days a week to be able to provide for our family. That is not where he stops though; he does almost all of the house work for my mom along with cooking and keeping up the outside of the house. My dad maybe gets about an hour each day for himself. My sister might not be as exciting but she showed me a great work ethic as well. She always had a heart for other countries and went on numerous missions trips along with graduating from FSU a 19. I don’t know why God blessed me so much but I have to assume that He is shaping me for something great.

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