Monday, May 27, 2013

Seniors: Nick

I love that I get to work with high school students in my job!  It is so fun to get to see them become men and women in the world!  To see them come in as little freshmen and grow throughout those four years is amazing!  This young man has been one of those.  His parents are on committee for Young Life and they have had us leaders over for COUNTLESS meals!  It is such a treat to have a home-cooked meal.  So often in my job I don't have time to cook or I have to be somewhere at 6. They have opened up their home for many many meals, clubs, campaigners, leader meetings and BODY BODY (the best game ever) I am thankful to have this family in my life Because of them opening up their home I have had the privilege of seeing Nick grow into a young man these past four years!  He has grown into a great man and I am so excited to see where the Lord takes him in these next four years at UNCW!  

Monday, May 20, 2013

Tyson Luke and Hunter Wells

Last Tuesday I became an AUNT!!  I am so incredibly excited to be an aunt to TWIN BOYS!!  My brother and his wife welcomed their twin boys into the world on Tuesday at 2PM and 2:03 PM.  They were ready to get into this world because they came when she was only 26 weeks!!
That day was an emotional day but we were thrilled to get to welcome these two boys!  They are beautiful and perfect!  Tiny but will grow to be strong men of the Lord just as their names describe!  They were both born weighing 1 pound 12 ounces and were 13.5 inches long!  Olivia is doing well and she and TJ are champs!  
Tyson and Hunter will be in the NICU for a while- so I would ask for prayers for these sweet boys!  
Tyson is at Forsyth NICU and has been doing well.  He is stable and has had some ups and downs but is doing well for where he is.  Hunter was transferred to Brenners Children's Hospital because he is in need of a surgery because their is a missing link between his small and large intestine.  He is doing well now even without this link!  He has to gain more than double his weight before the surgery so PLEASE PRAY!!  
Olivia and Tj created a caringbridge site to keep everyone updated if you would like to follow it!

Hunter Wells

Tyson Luke

It has been real sweet to see the community of Christ come around TJ and Olivia!  They have had phone call after phone call of people wanting to show them love and care of Jesus!  It has been amazing to see!
It has also been the sweetest thing to see the Lord provide scripture after scripture of encouragement that HE IS GOD!  Jesus calling on the day of their birth started with:
I am a Mighty God, Nothing is too difficult for Me!  
WOW!!  I read this with my family in the waiting room as Olivia was getting ready to have the babies! Assurance.
Also, TJ and Olivia's devotionals both led them to Luke 1:80 which says, "The child continued to grow and be strong in spirit!"  

I am so thankful that we have a God that knows our hearts and provides encouragement for our souls.  Assurance that he has it under control.  We are safe with Him.  
He has Tyson and Hunter in His control- they are cared for far beyond what we could ever ask and imagine because He is their God their creator and their Father!  

"And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.  You may ask me for anything in my name, and will do it!" John 14:12-14
Join with me in asking our Father for Tyson and Hunter to continue to grow healthy and strong.  For their to be no complications and for Olivia and TJ to have strength and peace from our God!