Kelsey Matthews arrives!

Our co-founder Andy Matthews and his wife Patti had a big surprise on Tuesday August 4, 2008. To everyone’s surprise their new baby Kelsey decided to make her appearance at 12:20 pm. She weighed 3 pounds 12 ounces and is 15 inches long!

Patti went in for a normal sonogram that morning and the doctor did not like something about it. After some monitoring it was determined that something was abnormal with the uterus causing Kelsey’s heart rate to drop occasionally. They decided to do an emergency C Section at 32 weeks and literally, just a couple of hours later, Andy and Patti had a brand new baby girl!

Patti is resting and hanging in there despite everything. Kelsey is having some complications as many premature babies tend to have but is a strong, spunky fighter and we all know that God will be watching over her. Please pray for Kelsey and  The Matthews family as they struggle to navigate through this stressful time while both Kelsey and Patti recover.



  1. Dan and Kristy McKenzie

    Thursday, 6th August 2009 at 11:03 am

    Congrats! Andy and Patti. Our prayers are with you and Baby Kelsey. The McKenzie Family

  2. Hey Andy, We are praying for you guys! You have a BEAUTIFUL baby girl!

  3. Mindy and Brad Ritchie

    Thursday, 6th August 2009 at 11:30 am

    We are so happy for you and know that little Kelsey will be just fine. She is a Leo afterall, and we Leos are very strong willed!! Our prayers are with you all. Brad and Mindy

  4. Michael & Cindy Jones & Family Virginia

    Thursday, 6th August 2009 at 12:50 pm

    Patti , Andy & Pat:
    We have baby Kelsey in our prayers. We know she will be just fine.

  5. Rick and Mary Helen Phillips

    Thursday, 6th August 2009 at 1:06 pm

    congratulations cousins, we are praying and have you both and Kelsey on several prayer chains.
    God Bless and Protect.

  6. Vadni and Jason Theriot

    Thursday, 6th August 2009 at 2:32 pm

    Congratulations Patti and Andy!! We are praying for your sweet little angel. Hope she comes home very soon and begins getting Andy wrapped around her little fingers 🙂

  7. Robin, John and Ashley Neil

    Thursday, 6th August 2009 at 4:55 pm

    Dear Andy and Patti
    I just heard about little Kelsey. Please know she is in our thoughts and prayers. Andy, I was born in 1952 and I was a premie and was 3lbs 10 oz and 16 3/4 inches long. Tell little Kelsey her cousin Robin did just fine and she will too.
    Robin, John and Ashley

  8. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Karen and Pat know we have some powerful results with prayer!! God keep you all safe and in good health.

  9. Andy and Patti,
    Our families thoughts and prayers are and will be with you! If Kelsey is anything like you she will be a fighter and a survivor! Hang in there!
    Love, Kristy

  10. What hurts us only makes us that much stronger…… we are fighters my friend and Kelsey is a fighter too. God Bless Patti and you and especially your little Kelsey. David O.

  11. Congrats Andy and Patti and Big Brother Keaton! Prayers for Kelsey to come home soon! Love, Brian, Melissa, Kyle, and Sarah

  12. We will keep your family in our prayers, especially Baby Kelsey. May God Bless all of you.

  13. Kellar & Deepika Nevill

    Sunday, 9th August 2009 at 12:12 am

    Dearest Patti & Andy,

    Many congratulations on the birth of your precious baby princess. Our heartfelt prayers and thoughts are with you.

    Love Kellar & Deepika

  14. Andy, Patti & Keaton,

    Congratulations on the birth of your precious baby girl Kelsey. We are praying for her full recovery and we are believing that she soon will be at home with her family. Don’t stop believing in the power that is greater than we are.

    Doyle, Angela, Doyle Wayne & Karen Dickens

  15. Tisha Ward (Pat Morgan's daughter)

    Monday, 10th August 2009 at 9:47 am

    We added ya’ll to our prayer list at church. I hope her complications get better and that Patti is recovering OK. Mom passed along the pics and she is beautiful!!! What a precious little blessing!! She is perfect!!

  16. Your in our thoughts and prayers. Take Care.
    Brian, Krystal, Jeryn & Emma Gilbreath

  17. Congratulations! Jen just told me the great news. My prayers are with your family and I know little Kelsey will continue to get stronger every day & be at home soon.

  18. Congratulations Andy,Patti and Keeton! She is a beautiful little baby girl and I am sure she will bring the family much joy. She is a gift from God as all babies are. I look forward to meeting her soon. Take care and my prayers are with you as she gets better each day and can go home. Love, Jennifer

  19. Congrats on a beautiful addition to your family. We are so happy for you guys and are glad to hear she is spunky so she can keep her big bro in line. You are in our prayers and we are looking forward to meeting her in person! Brendan

  20. Dear Andy & Patti,

    What a precious little angel…Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers…

    Wes & Cassie Crews & family

  21. Hi Andy and Patti,

    She is precious! I’ll keep your family in my prayers……..


  22. Andy and Patti, our family is thinking of you and we know your incredible strength will see you through this difficult time as well.

    -Mike and Melissa Crews

  23. So happy for all of you! You are in my prayers.

  24. Andy an Patti we love you and know you will love and cherish that little girl. A special child is always a blessing. Our Mark hasn’t the serious
    problems of some but he has always been an inspiration to us. I wouldn’t trade him for anyone else. God has prepared you for this challenge and you both will be richer for it.
    We love you and pray for you.
    Dan And Cookie Westmoreland

  25. Andy – congratulations to you and Patti. We are prayerful for Kelsey and hope that she will be home with you soon.

  26. Andy and Patti,

    I have requested prayer for you from my church and my family and friends. Everyone is very concerned and earnestly praying for God’s best blessings on all of your family as you work through these tough times. God knew that there was no one who would know better how to handle them than you, so He chose you to care for that special little angel. I know she will be a joy to you. We will continue praying for you.

  27. Dear Andy, Patti, Keaton,

    Congratulations to you on the arrival of your precious bundle of love, Kelsey…I love the name you chose for her! Dr. Shen, Dr. Rutherford, Katherine, Cynthia and I send our prayers and warmest regards to you all, hoping that Kelsey is out of the hospital soon and home with the family.

    Thinking of you and wishing you the best, always,


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