October 17, 2006

An amazing Family

One of the things that has made moving to Georgia so much easier for me is the family that I have gained and the friends that I have made. This is the second year that I have done a photo shoot for my brother and sister in law's kids, Johnny, Emily and Samuel. Last year, Samuel was about 6 months old and this year, he is a curious little monkey running everywhere he goes. My sister Chloe is pregnant with their 4th child and she is such an inspiration to me. She is full of courage, faith and integrity. I am so blessed to have them in my life.

Sometimes there are people, that when you hang around them, you just feel like the world is a better place because of them. Paul and Chloe are those kind of people and their kids are little replicas. They are just so sweet.

When Cloey found out she was pregnant, the doctors soon told her that she also had breast cancer and it was in her lymph as well. They said that she should abort the baby and get chemo and radiation therapy right away. They don't know Cloey. See, she has a faith in Jesus Christ that goes way beyond convienence. And abortion just isn't an option. Believing that God is in control and that He is the same today as He was in the bible when he healed the sick and raised the dead....IS.

Not everyone has this kind of faith, not everyone can stand on the truth when it really comes down to it. Cloey can and she is. She is my hero and I believe that God is going to get glory in her life in a big way. If you believe, say a prayer for our Cloey. I'll keep you posted.

Here is a slideshow of their beautiful children.


Anonymous said...

Beautiful Dahling! Absolutely beautiful!

Guess who? ;D

Love ya!

David Burke said...

Thank you for sharing this story and testimony. Cloey and everyone will be in our prayers. Reading things like this really help put life in perspective. Please keep us posted.

This is one of my favorite verses and very fitting:
Romans 8:28
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him,who have been called according to his purpose.

Cheatwoods said...

Wow amazing women, I would do the same thing, I could nto ever consider killing my own child. She is a blessing and this child is going to be greatly blessed by God for her parents decision!!!! Tell her she has nothing to fear and God is awsome!!

Cameron Ingalls said...

so beautiful! great and awesome and amazing job once again shawna. glad your family is growing out there. and God bless Cloey!