Family Reunion September 2014

Family Reunion September 2014

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

"Trey Tuesday" - August 25, 2015

Choose Joy

Oh the blessings of an extended weekend celebrating life with the Mitlo families!  No, we didn't celebrate one special occasion, we simply gathered to celebrate every day life! :)

Trey wasn't present at these celebrations, but he most certainly was a part of them!  :)  It is so sweet that we could mention Trey's name, tell Trey stories, share a few intimate, emotional insights about life and death, shed a few tears and share a few laughs!  :)

Choosing joy over sadness doesn't come easily - or naturally.  It is a day by day, minute by minute choice.  Some days choosing joy glides right off the tip of my tongue.  Some days I couldn't/wouldn't choose joy if it was the only choice left in the vending machine!

But God is patient and He stirs up glimpses of peace and love and hope which momentarily cause joy in our lives.  Moments become minutes sometimes.  Shared moments become hours. Collective hours eventually become days and all of a sudden you may realize God has given you the gift of choosing joy!  :)

"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort"  2 Corinthians 1:3

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

"Trey Tuesday" - August 18, 2015

Taste and See

I was eating the fillet of the watermelon yesterday (yes, you read that correctly!) and my heart smiled as I remembered Trey being the strawberry fillet connoisseur.  The fillet of fruit, I believe named by Jay, is the quintessential tip of the fruit, the juiciest, ripest, most delicious part.  Jay and Rachel would often open the refrigerator and find a box of strawberries all with the tips bit off....Trey had been enjoying the fillets again!  :)

God calls us to "Taste and see that the Lord is good."  Psalm 34:8
You don't have to start out taking a big bite of the "God" thing.
Taste it.
Take a nibble.
Go for the fillet:  "The Lord is good."  Psalm 34:8

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

"Trey Tuesday" - August 11, 2015

Are you ready?

"Ready for what?" you might ask.
Well, it seems that this is the time of year when many people experience Sign Up Fever.
Are you ready for Sign Up Fever?
Ready to sign up for:
Homeroom mom/dad?
Fantasy Football?
New Bible studies at church?
Work out classes?
What about your children?  There is always:
After school activities?

The lists are literally endless!
The calendar is full with no room for error - and no room for God.

Do you ever leave a margin of time for when God needs you to do something for someone?
For a lonely friend?
A needy neighbor?
A sick child or parent?

Trey has taught us that time spent with each other is precious....very precious.
Take/make some time so you are ready when God calls you to Sign Up with Him!  :)

"Remind the be ready to do whatever is good,"  Titus 3:1

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

"Trey Tuesday" - August 4, 2015


Dear friends recently sold their home....the home where their babies were born and raised...the home where many memories were made... the home where the foundations of love, loyalty and protection were built stronger than concrete and drywall.  A piece of their hearts was left behind in that home.

Perhaps you have vacation plans this summer.  You can't wait to reach your destination. The reservations are made, the packing is done.  All that is left is the road trip and the beach!  A few days later you pack the car back up and head home.  Hours pass, sandy seats grow weary, tolerance dwindles and the car load can't wait for home where comfort and familiarity abound.

Trey's home was in Penn Hills for 6 short years.  He is now eternally home.  What a resting place He has found in heaven in the presence of our Creator, Sustainer, Comforter; our Father, God.

What is home to you?

"I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus." Philippians 3:14