6.03.2012

She.is.remarkable.


My older brother is one amazing dude. 

At the age of 18-months-old he was diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy, a disease that weakens and deteriorates muscles. Being diagnosed at such a young age, he was given a grim diagnosis of never reaching his fourth birthday.

This month he will turn 37-years-old. He sure showed them, didn't he? :)

There were many question marks in his life besides just how long that life would be. How would he manage in school with such physical limitations? How would the other children treat him? How would he respond when his friends reached major life-milestones that he may not be a part of - being able to drive, dating, college, mission and marriage?

He has faced every single challenge this life has given him with grace, dignity and joy.

While joy was always a part of his life, his greatest joy didn't enter the picture until he was 20-years-old. 


Nearly 17 years ago, this amazing woman entered his life and ours.

It is difficult to find the words to describe how remarkable she truly is for all she does every single day. Her compassion, tender heart and selflessness are second to none.

She gives of herself daily in a magnitude that most of us will never experience.

She brought my brother a fulfillment and a wholeness that this life otherwise would not have given him, and for that my gratitude is endless.

Today we celebrate her birthday and all that she brings to our lives. 

Happy birthday, Hilly. We.love.you!!!!!

7 comments:

Lisa said...

What a beautiful couple!

Missy W. said...

A lovely tribute to a remarkable couple!

Shan said...

So sweet!

hilly007 said...

Mindy....your kind words brought tears to my eyes. I am honored to be part of the family and to share my life with your incredible brother. Its been the great joy of my life to be his wife and share the journey with him. Thank you for the sentiment and thing of me and thank you for being such an amazing woman and sharing your many talents with the world!

hilly007 said...

Mindy....your kind words brought tears to my eyes. I am honored to be part of the family and to share my life with your incredible brother. Its been the great joy of my life to be his wife and share the journey with him. Thank you for the sentiment and thing of me and thank you for being such an amazing woman and sharing your many talents with the world!

hilly007 said...

Mindy....your kind words brought tears to my eyes. I am honored to be part of the family and to share my life with your incredible brother. Its been the great joy of my life to be his wife and share the journey with him. Thank you for the sentiment and thing of me and thank you for being such an amazing woman and sharing your many talents with the world!

Allred Mom said...

Thanks for sharing, Mindy! She truly is an amazing woman, married to an incredible man! A match made in heaven to last forever! :)

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