When Aurelia was born, we knew that she'd have tons of people praying for her. But we really wanted to have someone specifically, intentionally, and daily interceding for our little lady. It was a no brainer to ask Cathie Lou and Walt Tehan to be Aurelia's Prayer Guardians.
We originally know the Tehans through their offspring and one our favorite friends, david taylor tehan.
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Taylor and his wife Rachel are two of the most interesting, ultimate, and best people we know. You can check out Tejano's blog for an education in style and music. They currently reside in Beijing, China. That's a long way a way. We miss them. Just another excuse to travel to the other side of the world. In the meantime, we love seeing his parents.
When we lived in East Texas, we felt adopted into the Tehan family. And for two Northwesterners who were often asked, "Y'all ain't from around here, are you?", feeling part of a family was supremely refreshing.
Cathie Lou and Walter were some of Aurelia's first visitors. In fact, they flew up while she was still in the NICU. They prayed for her and loved her well before she was born. Making them Baby A's Prayer Guardians just made it all more official. And it gives us all a great excuse to traverse back and forth for Lou Lou's brisket or PNW coffee, and (of course) time spent with little Lady Hawk.
|It takes two Tehans to put pj's on Aurelia|
|Enjoying some Chihuly and coffee in Tacoma|
|Adventures down to the beach|
We feel so blessed to have this family in our lives. We have faith and confidence that part of the reason Aurelia continues to make forward progress is the answered prayers of the Tehans and the army of other Pray-ers they pass our updates along to in Liberty City, Texas.