L. was a Young Life 'kid' of mine back in my single days in Columbus, GA. We bonded during a trip to Frontier Ranch, a camp in Buena Vista, Colorado. We shared a love for singing Little Mermaid songs at the top of our lungs--a trait the other riders on our 36 hour bus ride didn't always appreciate. She went on to graduate from high school, then Auburn University. She married a wonderful man and they are both volunteer Young Life leaders. Last week they delivered twins. My P's name is actually her maiden name. Although he wasn't named after her, the good vibes from my warm memories of L. definitely helped me love the name.
I last saw L. at Sweeney's funeral. Her tummy was huge and she was glowing. She & her husband decided not to find out the gender of the twins ahead of time, so there was a great reveal as they were born last week.
I had never heard the song accompanying this video before, but fell in love with it as I watched this compilation of photos from that precious day. (Hillsong United, You Hold Me Now) The photographer did an incredible job capturing all the anticipation and emotion surrounding the birth of these sweet little girls.
One of the most remarkable things about ministry--and engaging in the lives of people--is when you get to see various chapters of their lives unfold. I am so proud of the beautiful mother my sweet L. has become. I don't get to take any credit, but I love and worship the God who does.