Family Reunion September 2014

Family Reunion September 2014

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Trey Tuesday - April 29, 2014

Trouble down the road...

I live out in the country where we don't have local police.  The state police are our source of law enforcement.  Imagine the drama last week when not 1, but 2 police cars, with lights and sirens blaring, go flying past me at an intersection close to home!  Yes, they were flying in the direction of my home, right past the local schools!  When my traffic light turned green I proceeded behind the state police a mile or two, peering up and down each cross street and intersection looking guessed it...TROUBLE!  When I couldn't find trouble down the first few streets, I waited to peek into the pizza place parking trouble there.  Where could the trouble be?  I know!  I will look for trouble at the high school!  Nope.  The middle school?  Administration building?  Nothing.  Now it is time to turn down my road toward home....each driveway I approach I prepare myself to suspiciously accuse a neighbor of causing trouble near my home...what did I find?  Peace and quiet.  All the way home to my front trouble!  :)  

Looking back I then realized my journey home that day was just like life.  We spend our days/weeks/years looking and waiting and even expecting trouble.  We pass by the here and now straining to find the trouble that is not even meant for us!  Jay and Rachel fight this temptation every day in Trey's battle with cancer.

Trey has had a few scary pains lately.  Very scary for Jay and Rachel as they watch and wonder and wait.  But, true to Trey's style...he doesn't look for trouble!  :) Childhood viruses can wreak havoc on Trey's family and friends and he waltzes right through them laughing and playing and eating and dancing a few hours later!  :)  

Please pray for Trey to continue to be "healthy" and strong!  :)
And for continued great scans for Trey!  :)
Please also pray for Team Mitlo One to experience God's joy and peace in living t-o-d-a-y!  :)

"Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; His love endures forever."  Psalm 106:1
This is the day the LORD has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it."  Psalm 118:24

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Trey Tuesday - April 22, 2014


We all have them...
Tall, short, heavy, thin...
American, African, Asian...
Divorce, depression, poor, anorexic...
Diabetes, autism, heart disease, cancer...
Can you identify with any of these labels?
God allows them all, yet when He looks at us, He won't see those labels!  :)
Just like Jay and Rachel (and most of the world!) look at Trey and most of all see the extreme love they have for him, God looks at each one of us with an even greater, stronger, unconditional love!  Love truly is blind!  :)

The miracle of Easter Sunday is a miracle of love which covers everything!  No labels!  :)
"God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us."  Romans 5:8
Loved by God - that's a label we can all proudly and confidently wear!  :)

This Trey Tuesday we praise the Lord for Trey's PERFECT blood work today!  :)
And we ask for prayer surrounding scans which will begin in May.
And as always, for the miracle of Trey being healed!  :) THAT is the Ultimate Label!  :)

"This is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins."I John 4:10

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Trey Tuesday - April 15, 2014

Merry CHRISTmas!?

We have to celebrate Christmas if we are going to properly celebrate Easter - and vice versa! :)

Sounds confusing, yet God has it all under control!  :)

Imagine the Good Friday shouts of, "Crucify Him!" (John 19:6) being yelled at baby Jesus' birth....

Imagine the nail pierced hands healing the blind, raising the dead to life and changing the water into wine....

And imagine Jesus' voice that calmed the storms and the seas then crying out, "My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?"  (Mark 15:34)
Sounds confusing to us, yet God has it all under control!  :)

Our hearts and minds jump to Trey and his and loving their little baby boy, not knowing that one day he would have a dreadful diagnosis.

Sounds confusing to us, yet God has it all under control!  :)
At the Last Supper, Jesus shared with His disciples (and with us!) powerful words which bring us much comfort when we are trying to make sense of what is going on in our world.  "You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.”  John 13:7  What a great Easter reminder!  :)

Trey has some bloodwork and scans coming up.  Please pray for everything to go smoothly and cleanly!
Please also pray for peace and clear direction for Jay and Rachel as they continue to make decisions for Trey's treatment plan.

"Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; He is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a Baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”
Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
“Glory to God in the highest heaven,  and on earth peace to those on whom His favor rests.”  Luke 2:10-14

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Trey Tuesday - April 8, 2014

Do you hear what I hear?

While we are enjoying the chirps and tweets of springtime all around us, imagine the sounds that Trey and Bella and Joe are experiencing!  Imagine the sounds they are making!!!!  :)

"Let everything that has breath praise the Lord."  Psalm 150:6
This very special week at Disney World is a breathtaking example of this verse.  The kids may not realize the many hands and hearts that went into making this trip possible, but their shrieks and giggles and pleads for "more" are simply their ways of saying, "Thank you" to Team Mitlo One and "Praise the Lord" to our loving, caring Heavenly Father who makes this whole trip possible!

Please join us in prayer and praise this Trey Tuesday wherever you are (literally, emotionally, physically, etc.)  :)

"Praise the Lord.
Praise God in His sanctuary;
praise Him in His mighty heavens.

Praise Him for His acts of power;
praise Him for His surpassing greatness.
Praise Him with the sounding of the trumpet,
praise Him with the harp and lyre,
praise Him with timbrel and dancing,
praise Him with the strings and pipe,
praise Him with the clash of cymbals,
praise Him with resounding cymbals.
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord."
Psalm 150

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Trey Tuesday - April 1, 2014


When was the last time you used that word?!?  Yet it is a common word and concept throughout the Bible!  Most commonly we read about earnestly seeking God:
"He rewards those who earnestly seek Him."  Hebrews 11:6
"You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek You" Psalm 63:1

What does earnest even mean!?!...intense conviction; seriously important!
Wow! Makes me wonder what I am earnest about....
Ask a teenager or a parent of young children...sleep is probably at the top of their "earnest" list!  Some adults may earnestly seek "more" - more time, more money, more room....
And others earnestly seek "less" - less debt, less weight, less stress...
What a fickle bunch we are! :/

Imagine a life of earnestly seeking to destroy cancer - without even knowing it!  That is the beautiful life of Trey!  Trey's doctors and nurses and parents and Team Mitlo One are on their knees and rolling up their sleeves to fight this fight for Trey while he lives a life of any typical 5-year-old: earnestly seeking to bother his siblings, watch his favorite shows, play his favorite games and dream about one day going to Disney World again!

Will you please earnestly pray for Trey?  With intense conviction and serious importance?
For Trey to beat this cancer!
For Trey to continue to be "healthy!"
For joy and happiness and great peace to surround his family!
And for dreams and gifts like Disney to earnestly bless the Mitlos!

"And being in anguish, Jesus prayed more earnestly, and His sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground."  Luke 22:44