Saturday, August 9, 2014

With Blessings Overflowing

These past two weeks have been full of blessings and celebrations for our family.  On July 27th, First Baptist Church Gatesville, Texas called Chad to be their pastor.  Larry and I were able to hear Chad preach on his last Sunday at Sienna Ranch Baptist Church and then be with his family for the reception on Sunday night.  As the tributes were given on Sunday evening, it was a sweet time to remember God’s faithfulness, love, leadership and guidance in Chad’s life through the years.   Their first Sunday in Gatesville will be August 24th.  David will attend preschool at the church, with the first day of school being August 25th.  Yes, we will dearly miss having them live so close, but there is great joy and contentment in knowing that they are choosing to be obedient to where God is leading them.  We will watch with great interest to see the ways God works in and through Chad and his family in the years ahead. 

Then on July 28th, Scott and Abby announced that they will be adding a son to their family.  Abby is due around the middle of January.  We are thrilled about God’s provision for expanding their family.  Once again, I am reminded that it sure is better to share good news rather than to have to keep it secret. 

This week, within 5 days of each other, we celebrate 4 birthdays in our family.  Our family is blessed with David and Mary through adoption and Brad and Chad through God’s gift of sparing their lives when they were born two months premature.  What precious blessings all four are to our family.

For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;
    his faithfulness continues through all generations.
Psalm 100:5

Scott, Mary, Abby

 Happy 2nd Birthday, Mary!


Happy 4th Birthday, David!

Ryen modeling one of David’s gifts
from Uncle Brad and Aunt Melinda

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