Thursday, December 5, 2013

Amazing Grace

I came across a video that was uploaded to Facebook two years ago (this week!) and just had to share.  In this video hubby and I are singing at Simferopol Baptist Church in Ukraine with some of the dearest friends we have on this earth. Oh, how we miss these people, this church, and the Russian language!  We are thrilled with what God is allowing us to do in our lives today; however, we have nothing but sweet memories of what God allowed us to do in our yesterday.  Really, though, our yesterday and today are quite inseparable.  We couldn't have one without the other.

The song we are singing is "Amazing Grace," just to a tune that is different from the familiar one.  Yes, God's grace truly is amazing.  His grace has been evident in our lives as well as in the lives of the others who are singing with us.  We all have been touched with His grace.  {You can hear the song by clicking here: Amazing Grace}.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

First family snapshot

{Below} Thanksgiving Day... our first family snapshot of the "new us."  There are 7 of us now.... the "perfect" number, wouldn't you say?!
 {Below}  Here is the little princess on Thanksgiving Day... one week after her birth.
We have SO MUCH to be thankful for this year!  The holidays are just that much sweeter with a newborn to cuddle.  Little Miss Mackenzie Grace has melted our hearts and there just isn't enough of her to go around!  My bigger kids said it is too bad I didn't have triplets so that they didn't have to share just one baby.  Ha!  As sweet and perfect as she is, I am glad there is just one of her.  She too has much to be thankful for with this adoring audience that can hardly wait to get in line to hold her. What a blessed little girl! And what a blessed little family we are!

Thank you, Lord, for this beautiful gift of life!