Sunday, December 19, 2010

Belated Christmas

We will be celebrating Christmas this year with two of our children and two of our grandchildren.

Almost.

Our REAL Christmas will come in a few weeks when another grandchild arrives. Our son Jordan and his wife Heather have been chosen by a birth mother to be the parents of a little boy who will be born in late January. That's a unique Christmas gift, to say the least, an example of the most selfless kind of love. Christmas will never be the same. Is it any wonder we can't hear or sing lullabies and songs about Joseph this year without floods of tears.

They have named him Samuel, which means 'asked of God.' For more than nine years Jordan and Heather have prayed for a baby. This one is an answer to prayer. A string of happy miracles has brought him to our family. And there will be more miracles in the life of his birth mother as she reaches for new goals in seeking to renew her own life. We will never forget her, and we will always be grateful for her faith and trust.

Because of various scheduling circumstances we had two Thanksgivings this year, and now we are going to have two Christmases. No family could be more blessed!

3 comments:

jww said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!!!!

Mary said...

That's so wonderful! I am happy for your growing family.

Andee said...

So excited for them and for you! Please congratulate them for me!!