In June I posted requests for prayer for the Sharpe family. Jason and Hope's son, Jaylon, was born 3 months early. Hope sends out family updates, so I've posted the excerpt about Jaylon that she wrote below. Her update was a lot longer, but I think this convey's how God has come through for the Sharpe family. They are such an inspiration and I'm glad they are a part of my life!
"Jaylon is 7 months old, and weighs 12 pounds 13 ounces. He is supposed to be only 4 months old and he acts more like a 4 month old than a 7 month old. He is growing at a good pace, and is right on par with other 4 month olds. He’s still a little small for a 7 month old, but the doctor is pleased with his growth because he’s on a steady path up! ... Jaylon has been eating like a champ too! … Jaylon also rolls over more consistently, and kicks more like he’s trying to move on his belly. He can do a 360 on his belly just by wiggling! When I sit him up, he pulls himself forward so he sits up on his own. Sometimes he leans a little too far and ends up almost between his toes! When I lay him in my arms to feed him, he’ll try to sit up more cause he wants that bottle “right now!” He reminds me a lot of Gavin by how strong he is. My little preemies amaze me in how strong they are and how far they’ve come! God really gives the littlest ones a lot of strength and determination! ... Jaylon has been a blessing to each of us in his own special way. He completes our family and gives us joy that we never expected to receive. God has a special plan for him, and I am looking forward to watching him grow into the man God intends him to be."
In the picture are Hope and Jason and the boys, Jaylon (left), Bailey (middle) and Gavin (right).