the best Christmas GIFT

 Introducing…….IMG_1846 copy…….baby Thaddeus Leo.

Visiting him in the hospital after school.IMG_1272 copy

My sisters flew in from Arkansas for the weekend to see him.

IMG_1351 copyProud big brother.IMG_1559She is totally smitten………just like the rest of us. IMG_1678IMG_1583Grey chevron baby blanket crocheted by Aunt Hollie. I wonder if he will have dark brown eyes like his brother and sister? IMG_1935 copyWe had so much fun doing Christmas cards this year…….ready to go to the post office.IMG_1958 copyAfter a long year, that was difficult for our family in so many ways, dear baby boy is such a precious GIFT. As I was getting these cards ready to send to different countries around the world, I couldn’t help but think of all the people that mean so much to us, yet are so far away. We had planned to have Thaddeus in Thailand, and then fly back to Nepal in just a few weeks from now. Amazing how God can change all those plans…..and we were back in the States within a week of realizing that we were unable to renew our Nepali visas. Even though it feels like pieces of our hearts are scattered around the globe, we are grateful that we can spend Christmas 2013 with family and friends right here at home in wintery Pennsylvania. 🙂 IMG_1974

Every good and perfect GIFT is from above.  -James 1:17

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