For 69 days I’ve been following Joshua’s journey on the French’s daily blog.
Joshua Derek French was born three months early to Derek and Stephanie French. Stephanie serves full time at StoneBridge in youth ministry, her husband volunteers in many areas, but is best known for his mentoring and ministry through the disc golf course. They have a beautiful daughter Maddy, who possesses the most joyful smile you’ve ever seen. This family is much beloved at StoneBridge.

Joshua was born on March 26 and weighed only 2 lb 6 oz and was 14.75 inches long.
As you might imagine, there were many prayer requests across the last three months. But the one recurring prayer that touched me deeply on nearly every blog was “Lord help us to shine your light to those around us as we go through this.” Through the struggles, hurt, fears, tears, and exhaustion help us to be a light for your glory.
Wow!!! What an inspiration.

Today Joshua weighs, 5 lbs 6 oz and is pushing 18 inches long.
So this Sunday Night, June 2 on Day 69, they packed up Joshua and finally brought him home. Their prayer request on their blog was still the same, “Lord let us continue to be a light for your glory.”

Derek, Stephanie, all of us rejoice with you. Your prayers have been answered, for we have seen His light in you and give Him glory.

Matthew 5:16
16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

Blessed by God’s love so beautifully demonstrated in this young family.