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Amber’s Story

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Singing for Joy!

Tonight at the College World Series finale... Shelly, along with her good friends, Deb Erdei and Rod Arant, will be singing the national anthem - probably like it has never been sung before!  Every year they plow through the droves of those trying out for these games and have been blessed to have been invited many times, albeit I think this may be the their first ever 'Championship Game' under the current format.  So, congratulations to my dear wife and her good friends, as they are in prime time.

Jenny is doing well in her pregnancy, for which we are very thankful.  She and Ryan are affectionately using the name 'Poppy' for now when talking about their new addition to the family, albeit the name serves more to recognize the gender than anything else at this point.  The nursery they've created is beautiful and very befitting of our little granddaughter!

Amber and Bailey Michael continue to do well.  One of the big news items today is that for the first time since the accident, Amber is dating again (and the young man has passed all of my background checks :)  He, too, is a single parent, and the relationship started when the two boys - who are of the same age - developed a great friendship.  Only God can work that kind of harmony.

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Dee Sturgeon
By Dee
We have a granddaughter whose nickname is Poppy! Her given name is Presley, but for some reason when she started talking she referred to herself as Poppy and it has stuck! So happy to hear that Amber has someone special in her life, she and Bailey so deserve this!!!
Lorraine Boyd
By Lorraine Boyd
Good news all round!
When will "Poppy" be here?!
Barb O
By Barb O
What an awesome update! Hope to watch Shelly and her friends sing this evening. Happy to hear that Jenny and Ryan are prepared for little Poppy's arrival. So excited and thrilled for Amber too!
I always look forward to your updates on the entire family!
Lee & Wilma Gamblin
By Wilma Gamblin
So very pleased and happy with your update on all the family!!! God is so good - all the time!!! We continue to pray for Amber and ALWAYS want to hear how she and ALL the family are!!!
connie grigsby
Just sitting here smiling at how God works. Thank you for the wonderful update on everyone. I'm visiting a daughter and we'll keep our fingers crossed that EPSN carries the opening song, sung by our favorite group from way back! Love to all!
Marg Ladd
By Marg Ladd. :)
Craig, I do hope you can video the angelic trio tonight!
Godspeed to you and your beautiful family. I'm so happy that Amber has a new friend. God is good!
Carol Copeland
By Carol Copeland
What a wonderful update on everyone, especially Amber!!!!!
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