Isaac the Overcomer!

Isaac has faced many obstacles in his life, and so far - he has overcome!

 

   

 

 

Isaac was born in Dallas, Texas in 1999. He is the youngest of four children. He moved to San Antonio at the age of two when his parents divorced. His mom struggled for many years to make ends meet with four children. He grew up quickly and was familiar with "street life" from an early age. When he was 11 years old he and his family moved to the Austin area. They moved in with his aunt and uncle. 

   

 

 

They all lived together for a few years and things were getting better for them. They had started attending church on a regular basis and the whole family became involved. But when Isaac was 13 years old his mom decided to move back to the Dallas area. This was not something that Isaac or his siblings wanted to do. So, his mom decided to go without them. This was very hard for all of them, but especially for Isaac because he was the youngest. One by one his three older siblings decided to go to the Dallas area also. Eventually it was just Isaac living with his aunt, uncle and cousins. He missed his family terribly, but he decided that he wanted to continue going to church and to live a better life. It took him a while to get over missing them and even today it still saddens him to some degree. But he knows that he made the right decision. He has a close relationship with God and a church family as well as his aunt and uncle who have supported him all along the way.

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His friends describe him as unique, smart and funny.

Isaac, I am so happy for you! You did make the right decision and it is a great accomplishment that you are graduating from Leander high school and have goals for your future! Congratulations!!! 

A story of two seniors, two friends

Josh and Isaac - Seniors 2017!

Josh and Isaac have been friends for about five years, they are both graduating from high school this year, and both wanted to have senior photos taken. I suggested that we do them at the same time. We had a great time! We went downtown and Oshlianna (my second shooter) and I clicked away while they made each other laugh. 

 

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Josh is seventeen and was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1999.  He is second oldest of seven (yes SEVEN!) children. He is fun to be around and loves to laugh and sing. He's very out-going, he never meets a stranger, he's charming and he's kind.

 His family moved to Texas in 2005 and he met Isaac in 2012. He has been home schooled for most of his life and he is his mom describes him as "smart - an "A" student".

 

He hopes to be an architect and enjoys drawing, he has taught himself to play the piano and currently wants to learn guitar - he also has an amazing singing voice. I hope that he continues to pursue his dreams and I wish him the best! Congratulations Josh!!! 

Brandon & Lynnette

A couple in love thanks to their faith in God. 

Brandon and Lynnette met when she was only 18 and he was 21 . It was obvious from the start that there was an attraction there, but neither had any idea where this would lead them.

A tragedy was ultimately what brought them together. Brandon had been in a terrible accident with in April of 2003, while a few months later Lynnette was also involved in a tragic accident.

Not many people could truly understand the pain they were experiencing, but they understood one another. Brandon was able to comfort Lynnette in a way that no one else could. They married three months later and soon had two beautiful daughters, Destiny and Genesis.

Marriage at any age takes a lot of work, but being in your early twenties with two small children -  is almost impossible. Suffice it to say that they definitely had their share of struggles. When their daughters were ages five and six, they had separated and their marriage was almost over.  They decided to give their marriage one last try. Brandon started visiting churches because he knew that they needed and wanted a fresh start. A couple they were friends with invited them to church. Brandon visited the church alone for the first time, and then brought the girls to the next service. By the third visit, Lynnette had joined them. They found that this it was exactly what they were searching for.  That was five years ago and God has completely healed their marriage, they are more in love with one another and with Him than ever before.