Family Reunion September 2014

Family Reunion September 2014

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

"Trey Tuesday" - July 26, 2016


Have you been to the beach and found that perfect shell?
Have you savored the indulgence of a huge ice cream cone?
Have you been to an amusement park or boardwalk and won that coveted prize?
Have you held a little kitten and marveled at its softness?
Have you captured a photo of a miraculously beautiful rainbow or sunset?
Have you secured tickets to the best game/event/trip ever?
Have you received the most perfect note or text at the most perfect time?
Have you felt the hug of a friend?

Treasures come in all shapes and sizes.
God knows no limit to the many ways He wants to show you how much He loves you!  :)
Trey is a treasure I will always cherish.
Will you take a moment to consider your treasures?

"For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."  Luke 12:34

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

"Trey Tuesday" - July 19, 2016

His Legacy Lives On!  :)

There is nothing quite like a Mitlo birthday party.
Let alone 2 days of parties back to back like we had this week!  :)
Food, family, friends, and fun - what more could you ask for?
Well, maybe presents for the guests of honor!  :)
And cake!
And the birthday song...well, songs!  :)

Of course we would sing the traditional birthday song, but then with a resounding,
1-2-3-4!!!" Trey would loudly drive the family in to the second version of the song! Trey would sing and dance and jump and clap with great glee in order to genuinely love and celebrate the special birthday person!  Oh, how we thank God we have these precious memories of Trey!  :)

Trey's little (well, BIG!) voice wasn't here this week, but his spirit, his joy, and his song were....his legacy lives on.....

"How can we thank God enough for you in return for all the joy we have in the presence of our God because of you?"  I Thessalonians 3:9

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

"Trey Tuesday" - July 12, 2016

Goooooood Medicine!  :)

Wading through a sea of adults and children dressed in black and white spots, sitting elbow to elbow to enjoy waffle fries, the best iced tea ever and FREE entrees, we laughed, celebrated and caught up on the not so lazy days of our summers.  Cow Appreciation Day was celebrated at Chick-fil-A!

At the public pools and at beaches everywhere families lug bags with sunscreen, towels, snacks, nose plugs, goggles and much, much more just to enjoy some fun in the sun!

And we can't overlook the millions who are walking miles on end, hunting and collecting the elusive Pokemon in every nook and cranny of our globe!

You know, in this world filled with sooooo much hurt, let's remember to choose joy.  To have fun.  To celebrate the little things.  Trey was an expert at making simple things in to a party!  I found this post that Rachel had written in 2012 after a day with Trey going through chemo:
Today went very smoothly and as we left Trey said "The hospital is SO much FUN!" Bless his sweet soul.

There are lots of ways to have fun, to choose joy.  What's your favorite?

"A joyful heart is good medicine"  Proverbs 17:22

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

"Trey Tuesday" - July 5, 2016

Pray for....Yourself!

Many people keep a prayer list, lifting the burdens and concerns of loved ones. 
Parents are experts at praying for their children.
Those who are unemployed or underemployed pray for jobs every day.
And this whole group is bound together by our love and prayers for our Trey!  :)
Each of those purposes is wonderful!  Keep up the good work!

But, when was the last time you prayed for yourself, about yourself?  Have you had a little chat with God lately about Him changing you, molding you, refining you?  Have you asked Him to open His flood gates not on an answer to your decision, but for you to know Him better?
Don't wait for a crisis to draw you closer to God.  He is ready and waiting to hear from you, to help you and to love you up close and personal!  :)

"You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart."  Jeremiah 29:13