A Year in Review

Monday, August 31, 2009

Birthday and School

Well Haleigh's 1st birthday came and went. We had a good time celebrating! We had a couple friends over and watched her eat her cake. Always a fun time!! She is not yet crawling but will stand for quite a while. She got a fun walker for her birthday and loves to walk behind it.

Jaxon has started Kindergarten!! We can't believe it but are ready for it. His teacher is Mrs. Hemric and she is really nice and we have heard only wonderful things about her! His day begins at 8:30am and we pick him up when the bell rings at 2:45pm. It seems like a long day but I think he really enjoys it a lot!

Riley is looking forward to going to school himself. He starts back to preschool on September 8th. He will go Tuesday through Thursday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. He is excited!!

I, Hillary, also began school. I am taking 2 classes, a Nutrition course and one of the many science courses I need to get into the nursing program! I have been amazed at God's hand on me through this process. Going to college is a big deal for me and He has given me confidence and peace. It has been great! My nurturion class is Friday mornings, Justin has that day off and my Science class is Tuesday evening which Justin has free as well. So it is wonderful that we don't have to put the kids into any kind of care while I go to school. This schooling is a long road but I am excited about it and know that God is with me through the whole process! I am very thankful too that Justin is behind me 110%!

Monday, August 3, 2009

"A Year in Review"

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Thursday, July 30, 2009

The Last Year

WOW!! I can't believe it has been almost a year since we have done anything with this site....sooo sorry about that!! This is Hillary and I will be taking on this site!

Yes, our daughter Haleigh was born last August and our adjustment to a family of five has been wonderful! She is a perfect fit and Jaxon and Riley couldn't love her more!! She has blonde hair just like the boys did when they were younger and those big bright blue Hendershott eyes!! She doesn't walk yet, but stands and walks along furniture. We are looking forward to celebrating her birthday soon!!

Jaxon and Riley attended pre-school this past year at our church. They enjoyed it so much that when summer came they kept asking if it was a school day. So, they are looking forward to going back to school. Jaxon will start Kindergarten this year and we are all excited about that. We have a brand new elemetary school across the street that he will attend and we'll just walk him over!! Riley will turn 4 in December and so will be two school years behind Jaxon.

Justin celebrated one year at Indepence Hill in June!! He has enjoyed his position very much and loves being with his youth!!!

God has blessed us greatly this past year and hopefully it won't be another year until I update again!! :))

Monday, August 11, 2008

Baby Haleigh is Here!

Our little girl is here finally. She was born this morning at 8:54 a.m. Her name is Haleigh Joy Hendershott. She weighed in at 7 lbs 6 oz and is 19 inches long. She looks great and is very healthy. Hillary is doing great and was amazing through the whole short process. She was having contractions all night and once we left the house at 8 a.m. we barely made it to the hospital at 8:35 and 20 min later she was here. God is good and we are so thankful for His provision and faithfulness.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Van, Baby and Timing

We are doing well and wanted to ask all of you to pray for us. Currently Hillary has started to contract and the doctor doesn't think we will make it a week before we have this baby. So please pray for God's timing and that everything would happen naturally. Also, both our vehicles are in really bad shape and so we are currently in negotiations with a dealership for a 2004 Honda Oddyssey. This is a huge thing for us and so we need prayer for wisdom and favor as well.

The boys are doing great and are excited to be big brothers! Thanks for your prayers and I will keep you all posted about the baby.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Taking it Easy

A new update on our family...Hillary is doing great and we are only three weeks away from Baby Time. Last week I went to the dentist and got a Root Canal. Jaxon and Riley went to Vacation Bible School, Sunday through Thursday. The job is going very well as I continue to become closer to my students. We are currently renovating the youth room putting in a Fellowship Cafe and a Game Room. In May we will be unveiling the new Youth Name and Website we have been working on since I got here. So, things have been going very well and a lot great things are happening at our church.

I have always been a fantasy football junkee and being here is no different. In fact I am facilitating two leagues at our church for our Men's Ministry. Also, we are planning on having Men's Monday Night Bible Study at the church and then showing Monday Night Football on the big screen so we are excited about how many men we will be able to attract for that. I'm excited to be involved with some things other than just Youth Ministry.

We'll keep you updated as we get near Hillary's due date. God Bless Ya'll.

Monday, July 7, 2008

There and Back Again

I have just returned home from an amazing two weeks of life changing experiences. First I led the 15 High School youth and leaders from our church to Nashville, TN to serve with GROUP Work Camps. While there we worked with a Food Bank Ministry, Catholic Charities and also a ministry named Provision which serves the homeless and inner-city Nashville population. We grew closer to God and each other while being stretched in new ways in our faith.

Then I returned for a short two days before taking 40 students to a camp called Caswell which is located on the beach here in North Carolina. Caswell is facilitated by the Baptist Association and so there were over 950 other youth from other churches besides ours. It was a very powerful week as we learned how to trust God and raise the standards in our lives. Three youth rededicated their lives and one youth who recently graduated accepted Christ for the first time. The next day I had the honor of baptizing him in the ocean.

Now I am back in the saddle planning for the rest of the summer and fall. Hillary and the boys are doing well. Today we saw the baby doctor and everything looks great for our due date August 13th. Please continue to pray for us and also for the youth we minister to.