There is a line in a song that I love that says “I guess we’re all one phone call from our knees”.

Today my post is about being early.  Some arrive early, others leave the party too soon.
Our first little great niece Faylee came early. Very early. She was just 2.5 pounds. Our nephew and his sweet bride live a long way from family so all we could do was pray.  Because Miss Faylee was in such a big hurry to show up, she has had some challenges.

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I am happy to report that she is growing. She is 3 1/2 lbs now!

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Here she is with her mom.  She is in my prayers every day. I cannot wait to finally meet her in person.

Our friend and neighbor, John left us early.  Very early.

John was an amazing husband, father, son, and community leader.  He is gone from us too soon but he leaves behind a legacy that will live on in the good work he has done for his church and the community but more importantly the legacy will live on in his three children who have had him as an example.  He has taught them well how to love, serve, work and laugh.

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You will be missed, John.  Your sudden passing has driven me and many others to their knees.  I am grateful to have known you and will continue to pray for your sweet family.

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