This is my BEAUTIFUL twin sister Katie and her boyfriend Quentin. Katie is one of my biggest heroes. She is one of the goofiest people I know, with a nickname of “Tigger” you’ve gotta be! As we grew up, she has always been incredibly personable and social, very “popular” but probably the most accepting person I’ve ever met. Katie has the uncanny ability to just love people, with no pretenses. She openly invites anyone and everyone to feel comfortable around her. I am in awe of her patience with people as well, I mean… even when she’s NOT patient, she’s still patient, if you know what I mean. She’s a strong woman, independant but she is learning her “role” (if you will) as she grows in her identity in Christ. She is compassionate, nurturing, and full of integrity. Not to mention, she’s a complete hottie and yet she doesn’t know it! What a humble woman I have in my sister! She is passionate and stands up for those “weaker” than her (not to sound mean), but another to way to put it would be that she sticks up for the underdog, defends those who gets picked on, pursues justice (it sounds like I’m describing a superhero, but she’s not…really). I absolutely love my sister, she’s my best friend and the one person (besides Christ of course!) that I can be 100% vulnerable and myself with. Growing up as twins, we always had our fights and we used to wake each other up by wrestling until we were laughing so hard that we had to pee, and then there was the fishing contest where the fish came to my bait…paused…and then dipped under my bait to eat hers (WE WERE USING THE EXACT SAME BAIT!!!), the time where I was on my way to Miss Teen of Wyoming Pageant and she gave me a fat lip (it was her fault) but then I would just pin her down and poke her in the chest with my index finger… aaahhhh – the memories! What fun!
I don’t know Quentin that well, he’s serving in Iraq at the moment but I know he’s somewhat quiet, especially if he doesn’t know many people. He’s an incredibly smart man, who likes to discuss everything from history, philosophy and politics to getting free stuff in the mail. He’s pretty funny and very chivalrous (sp?) and probably one of the most generous people I’ve seen in action (meaning who is consistently generous without conditions). He’s a cool cat, and even though we can’t talk much, he still makes me laugh when I do get an email from him!
And they’re going to get married……..