#ZekeyLives – November 10th

Westerville. The city we lived (or worked) for 7 years. We raised our children there, we attended and Andy worked at 3 different church’s with amazing communities and experiences we will take with us wherever we go.

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I learned so much about myself and grew a ton in my faith. I had no family and I began to learn the meaning of Family in the eyes of Jesus:

Matthew 12:46-50

Jesus’ Mother and Brothers
46 While Jesus was still talking to the crowd, his mother and brothers stood outside, wanting to speak to him. 47 Someone told him, “Your mother and brothers are standing outside, wanting to speak to you.”

48 He replied to him, “Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?” 49 Pointing to his disciples, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers. 50 For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.”

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I learned that I LOVE hosting gatherings in my home and it’s a good thing because our life group turned into a church plant, Ember. We had LATE nights of laughter while eating homemade cookie dough. Campfires during the fall while singing worship music around a campfire out back(that’s what Christians do, ya know. Sing worship music around campfires.)

I would go out with friends from all over the city of Columbus to shop, get coffee, and go to the farmer’s market. These happened often- I was desperate for a break, whether it was having 4 kids 5 and under or Zekey was so sick and required all day and night care.

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Sweet, sweet friends, great parks, and our time was finished with an amazing church family at LifePoint.

We raised our 4 kids there and I miss it. There was good and there was so much difficulty.

I ache for those days and those memories. But, time keeps going by and God keeps ushering me to see Him above anything or any place.

I long for Home. That is the only place that will satisfy. Until that day, I am here, blessings all around, thankful that #ZekeyLives

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I could not possibly capture every single person who has had an amazing impact on our lives. There are too many. I thank you for the good memories, Westerville.

More writing on thankfulness as #ZekeyLives here.



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  • Reply November 12, 2014

    Sonia Bejtja

    Bree. You are such a lucky person to have catched so many beautiful moments from your everyday life. You are so lucky to have such strong and warm and unique memories from your life and from your beloved son. So even if Zekey is not with you physically he is more live than anyone else because you have so much to tell and moment printed on many many pictures to show to the world like no one else

  • Reply November 12, 2014

    Sonia Bejtja

    And l am totally in love with Zekey’s face.
    Sorry….maybe my English is not so good but these words are universal and worldwide and coming from my soul and heart.
    God bless your heart and your kids and your family!
    God bless your memories!

  • Reply November 12, 2014


    Ahh, those terribly wonderful, awful days! Filled with ALL the feelings. I miss you, friend! Just catching up on the Zekey posts and praying for you! So much love for the Holts here in Westerville <3

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