Saturday, July 25, 2015

Celebrating a New Baby and Birthdays

Even though my nephew, Andrew, and his wife, Melissa. were not able to be at the beach this summer, they were very much a part of our hearts, thoughts, and prayers.  On Tuesday morning the call came that they were headed to the hospital to welcome the birth of their daughter.  There continues to be much rejoicing over the arrival of precious Lena.  What a blessed addition to our family.


On Thursday we celebrated the birthdays of two special gifts to our family.  Although their birthdays are the first part of August, we have the party at the beach since so many of the family can be together.  Our grandson, David, will soon be five years old. I am so thankful for his life and special place in our hearts, and also for the life and legacy of his father, who passed away before he was born.  He is Chad’s chosen son of the heart through adoption.   



Our granddaughter, Mary, will soon be three years old.  As I thank God for Mary’s life, I am continually grateful for the blessing of a mother from Taiwan who chose life for her baby and then selected a couple from Texas, who were living in Turkey, to adopt her daughter.

What beautiful reminders that God also chooses us to be part of his family and rejoices over us every day of the year.  May we be faithful in teaching and sharing God’s love with this next generation.

Grandchildren are the crown of the aged,
    and the glory of children is their fathers.
Proverbs 17:6

He established a testimony in Jacob
    and appointed a law in Israel,
which he commanded our fathers
    to teach to their children,
that the next generation might know them,
    the children yet unborn,
and arise and tell them to their children,
     so that they should set their hope in God
and not forget the works of God,
    but keep his commandments.
Psalm 78:5

"God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure."
Eph 1:5 NLT


  1. Look how the "little couple" has enriched their own lives as well as Will's and Zoey's lives through adoption. Praise the Lord!

  2. What sweet blessings! Enjoy your family!