Isabelle Stover Update and “Isabelle’s Song”

On October 19th we drove to Lynchburg, VA with our granddaughters, Lily & Josie, to attend a party to celebrate little Isabelle Stover’s completion of chemo treatments. Jeff & Sarah, Isabelle’s parents, along with family and friends prepared a beautiful setting for the party. We were so honored to be invited and share in the festivities and to see Isabelle doing well and in good spirits.

Isabelle, Josie & Lily

Isabelle, Josie & Lily

Lily & Josie have prayed for their cousin, “Issy,” every day for over two years. They finally got to meet her in person for the first time at the party. The three were so excited to get to see each other.

In advance of the gathering we wrote and rehearsed a song called “Isabelle’s Song” to give to her as our gift. As you will see in the video below, Lily played her violin and Josie danced. They also sang a duet for Issy called, “Footprints of Jesus.”

How grateful we are to provide this update to all of you who have been so kind to pray for Isabelle. She now has five years ahead of regular check ups and labs to complete so we ask you to continue to remember her in your prayers. Thank you so much!



  1. Tish Beall says:

    Steve and Annie,
    As someone who has witnessed the countless prayers that Lily and Josie have prayed for Izzy, I was moved to tears over the sweet song that you wrote and sang with Lily and Josie! What a sweet gift for Lily and Josie to be able to give to their little cousin that they love so much! Isabelle’s Song was a gift to Lily and Josie, as much as it was a gift for Izzy. They were so proud to be able to bless Izzy in such a special way! You both are so loved by ALL of your grandchildren!! You are making indelible marks on their hearts! Much love to you both, Tish

    • Steve and Annie says:

      Thanks so much for your comment and we appreciate the encouragement. The wonderful and godly influence that you and Emmitt have been on the girls is in the mix, too! S&A

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