Thursday, December 1, 2011

This Years Christmas Letter

The holiday season is now in full swing.  This has always been one of my favorite times of the year.  I love wearing sweaters, scarves, drinking hot chocolate, and spending extra time with family and friends.  And though I have never written a Christmas letter I always enjoy reading others so I thought I would try one for us this year.

As this year comes to an end it’s a good time to thank God for the blessings He has given us and the hard times he has brought us through in the past year.

This year has not been without it’s hard times but we are both thankful for the biggest blessing God has placed in our lives.  As many of you know last year at this time we were in full swing taking our classes to become foster parents.  We completed our classes in March and in May we got our first call for children to be placed in our home.  It was a long five hours as we waited for CPS to come to our home.  But what happen next nothing in our classes could have prepared us for.  We fell in love! 

For the past 6 months we have two wonderful children living with us.  D, 3, is a handsome young boy who is full of energy and has a huge heart.  He’s such a joy!  D who is now 6 months old is the most beautiful, happy, snuggly baby.  She has brought so much laughter into our home (and sleepless nights). 

What a blessing it has been for us to see our friends and family take in our little ones and love on them.  It truly is an example of how God designed us to love and live in community.   To all of you we are thankful!

Along with this new journey, we are thankful that Buck still has his job as a high school teacher at Poteet High School (Go Pirates).  He also has been writing curriculum for church youth groups. I am doing volunteer counseling at the Pregnancy Resource Center, room mom for D’s school and staying at home with our little ones. 
So from our family to yours, MERRY CHRISTMAS!  I hope you take some time to thank God for the blessings and the hard times He had brought you through.  What a special time of year!

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