Katie & Luis: Waiting On Greyson

A few years ago I had the pleasure of meeting, getting know and working with Katie and Luis as I captured their amazing wedding (which you can view here). In fact, I liked Katie so much I brought her onboard MGP and she is now the creative assistant, doing everything from editing to second shooting. You could say Luis helps Katie in this department too because (just like my husband) he has no problem critiquing any picture that comes his way. 🙂 Truly though, I am so grateful for all she does and her willingness to not only succeed, but do anything to exceed my expectations. I am blessed to call her my friend and I am so excited to watch her role as mother begin!

In just a few short weeks, or really any day for that matter, they will be welcoming their little man- Greyson- into this world and I am absolutely thrilled for them. I know they are going to make wonderful parents as they raise this precious boy in the ways of the Lord. I remember reading an article by John Piper where he talks about being coronary Christians rather than adrenal Christians and I think this is so vital when it comes to parenthood. There are days when we don’t want to serve our children or have patience with them, but as a coronary Christian we have to be reminded that it’s not about comfort but rather the cause. Anyway, here is a little snippet from Piper’s article and I pray it encourages you the way it does me, regardless of role:

“I am glad for adrenaline; I suspect it gets me through lots of Sundays. But it doesn’t do much for Mondays. I am more thankful for my heart. It just keeps on serving – during good days and bad days, happy and sad, high and low, appreciated and unappreciated. It never lets me down. It never says, “I don’t like your attitude, Piper, I’m taking a day off.” It just keeps humbly lubb-dubbing along.

Coronary Christians are like the heart in the causes they serve. Adrenal Christians are like adrenaline – a spurt of energy and then fatigue. What we need in the cause for the unborn is coronary Christians. Marathoners, not just sprinters. People who find the pace to finish the (life-long) race.

O, for coronary Christians! Christians committed to great Causes, not great comforts. I pleaded with you to dream a dream bigger than you and your families and your churches. I tried to un-deify the American family and say that our children are not our cause; they are given to us to train for the great causes of mercy and justice in a prejudiced, pain-filled, and perishing world.”

Luis and Katie, I am THRILLED for you guys and cannot wait to meet your little Greyson!


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