Update: 1/25

Our family gets asked daily, “How are you guys holding up?” Day to day it’s different for each of us but we all know that our strength is coming from God and the many prayers from all of you.
We also get asked, “My goodness, how did you guys know what to do from the start? How did you begin, how do you continue?” This is where we would like to share a story with you.
When Kelly was in high school at Lakeview, he was a great student and a talented basketball player. His nature has never been aggressive; more the loving, caring, compassionate and wanting to please nature. Aggressiveness didn’t come natural to him. We used a word quite frequently with him regarding basketball. That word was “Relentless”. We would tell him that when he stepped on the court, to apply his efforts into that time and be “Relentless”. Obviously, we were also trying to teach a life lesson about how to approach the things that were important to him.
When Kelly was a sophomore at Auburn, he came home and I could tell something was bothering him. He and I were sitting in the kitchen and he burst into tears and pulled his shirt up to expose his back to me. Across his shoulders, he had the word “RELENTLESS” tattooed. Never mind that I wasn’t too pleased about this, but I understood why. He wanted a reminder of how to approach those things important in his life.
I received a FB message this past week from one of Kelly’s dearest Auburn friends. In it she said, “I am praying for Kelly and you guys “RELENTLESSLY”. And then it hit me. We approached this situation in the same way that we had taught Kelly. We are and will be RELENTLESS in finding him. We will continue to pray RELENTLESSLY. We will be RELENTLESS in trying all new avenues for leads and tips. Our family will be RELENTLESS in not slowing down or getting discouraged.
So, the next time someone ask how we are doing, I will answer in what we are doing. We are and will be: RELENTLESS!!