Saturday, April 9, 2011


I just wrote a long, heartfelt post about Alex.

Alex is Samantha's older sister. She is also adopted.

After finishing this long, complicated post, I deleted it. I'm not sure why. I guess some of it might have been too close to my heart, some of it too private to share.

But I will tell you; I love her very much. Also, someday I hope that her birthfamily might be a little more involved and she can be at peace with that part of her life.

Today Alex was baptized. It was beautiful. She's beautiful. You've never met a more honest, active, fun girl. I am lucky to know her. I'm also lucky that she lets me and my family be part of her life. She has acepted us. She seems to especially like my Mom and my step Dad. There are pictures she drew for them hanging on their fridge.

Today, I am grateful for Alex. Beautiful, strong, smart Alex.


  1. Alex is a beautiful girl. I have grown to love her every bit as much as I love Samantha.

  2. I am Alex's Activity Day Leader - I too adore her sweet spirit, and love seeing these two sister's together. They are so adorable! They are an amazing family!

    Alli - I have know you for a long time as well. You are a very strong young woman, and always have been! I always looked forward to Primary, Young Women's and MY amazing beehives. You are fulfilling a very important mission, and a very hard one. I am VERY proud of you and all you have accomplished, and most of all for all you are willing to do to share your knowledge, love and support with others. You are Truly living up to your values. Luv Ya! Kim


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