Family Reunion September 2014

Family Reunion September 2014

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

"Trey Tuesday" - January 27, 2015

I Don't Even Know You!

Take a quick scroll through a list of your friend's friends.  How many do you know?
Or take a look around your classroom, office, bus, neighborhood, yoga class, basketball team, favorite restaurant, etc. - do you know everyone?  Probably not.  Yet you share a common bond, a similar goal, a likemindedness of some sort.

TEAM MITLO ONE and all those who have prayed for Trey and the Mitlos:  Praise be to God there are so many of you, I personally have not met even 10% of you!  Yet we most definitely share a common bond...a love affair over a charming 6 year old!  :)  Relationships formed through intimate connection, like praying for and supporting the Mitlos, create tight bonds.  And so TEAM MITLO ONE continues on, even though our Young Warrior is no longer the center of our focus.

I read the following quote on a Facebook post last week.  It was the conclusion of another prayer group for another cancer warrior who is now dancing with Jesus and Trey:
Isn’t that how the Body of Christ works? The heart and the kidney have never seen each other, never met… yet they need each other. And they work together in the body.

Oh, how I thank God for each and every one of you - family, friends and strangers!  Yes, we need each other!  We will continue to work together!

"Holy Father, protect them by the power of Your Name, that they may be one as We are one."  John 17:11

"We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other."  Romans 12:5

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

"Trey Tuesday" - January 20, 2015

This Means Y-O-U!

Clubs, groups, associations, boards, organizations, fraternities, sororities, memberships, leagues, sections, etc. - You name it, there is always some kind of group to join! 

Relationships are a building block of groups.
You identify with those who share a common bond through these groups.
I've heard it said, "You become who you hang out with."
Where do you "belong?"
Who do you listen to?
Where do you spend your time, energy and resources?
"All the believers were one in heart and mind."  Acts 4:32

Because of Trey Mitlo, God has joined us together as ONE TEAM.  Our Young Warrior's journey has bridged race, creed, color, economic status, age, and geography!  Through the vulnerability and honesty of Jay and Rachel, this TEAM tops over 1,400 friends and family, bonding through life's deepest valleys and highest mountaintops.

Praise be to God that Trey's legacy continues through this group's endless love and support of Jay and Rachel and Joe and Bella!
And praise be to God that Trey's legacy continues through the many amazing stories that friends have shared of God's goodness and faithfulness!
Let's continue to give God glory!
Let's continue to be ONE!

“Jesus prayed, 'I pray also for those who will believe in Me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as You are in Me and I am in You."  John 17:20-21

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

"Trey Tuesday" - January 13, 2015

Diet and Exercise

New diet and exercise regimes are coming out every day, especially in light of New Year Resolutions.  How is your new eating plan going?  Have you been to the gym since the first week of January?  :)

Calories, fat, fiber, protein, squats, crunches, sprints and lunges....concepts constantly on our minds.

What do you think Trey is doing right now?  Sipping smoothies or nibbling on tofu?  :)

Scripture paints a very different picture.  Think of all the many, many references to life in heaven:
"a wedding feast"  Matthew 22:2
"giving you rain from heaven and fruitful seasons"  Acts 14:17
" the feast in the Kingdom of Heaven"  Matthew 8:11
"May God give you heaven's dew and earth's richness-- an abundance of grain and new wine.
"  Genesis 27:28

It's the very best of the best!
food without calories!
peace without sadness!
fun without guilt!
joy without fear!

This is our prayer for Team Mitlo One each day of each year!  :)

"On this mountain the LORD Almighty will prepare a feast of rich food for all peoples, a banquet of aged wine-- the best of meats and the finest of wines.
"  Isaiah 25:6

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

"Trey Tuesday" - January 6, 2015

The Not So Happy New Year....

Just being honest here.

On New Year's Eve one of Trey's cousins brought up a very good point: "I don't want it to be 2015, because then that will mean that Trey died last year."  I could relate.  The day that Trey passed away I was up well past midnight.  At 12 o'somethingorother I got angry.  I realized that Trey had died yesterday...already a "day" had passed since we lost him.  And now, once again, we glide right into a new year, ignoring the statistics and significance of 11-5-2014. Trey's cousin's heart has it right.

You see, some of the unsung heroes in the life of Trey, Trey's cousins, have only begun to scratch the surface of grieving the loss of Trey.  They loved Trey....I mean they LOVED Trey - up close and personal!!!  What a joy to watch them (as many of the 12 that were available), reunite at each gathering...hugging, laughing, playing....The Mitlo cousins are always up for a get together - birthdays, holidays, school days, no school days, summer, winter, etc!  And with Trey in the mix there was always the chance of a zealous name calling loud and clear across the room:  MICHAEL! NATALIE! HUNTER! LYDIA! MIA! TYLER! JOEY! MATTHEW!  Maggie, sweet Maggie, always received a gentle pretend phone call on an ipad app!  :)

And so, ready or not, it IS a new year.
Trey is healed - but the cousins need healing.

Will you please pray for Trey's cousins this week?
And the cousins' cousins - Joe and Bella - too!  :)

"Heal me, LORD, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for You are the one I praise."  Jeremiah 17:4

I will bring to it health and healing, and I will heal them; and I will reveal to them an abundance of peace and truth."  Jeremiah 33:6