Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Welcoming in 2013

Last night was wonderful and an awesome start to the new year!  Our family welcomed in 2013 with some dear friends of ours, the Elliotts.  It wasn't the plan originally for them to stay, but God orchestrated it so they could.  We talked, laughed, ate and prayed.  We watched the movie La Montana, which I'll talk about in a later post, and discussed our plans for 2013 and what God had on our hearts.

The Elliotts are going to begin their fundraising efforts to help with adoption costs of a special needs child, possibly from Ukraine, along with opening their home to special needs children through foster care.  We are going to be welcoming home our children and adjusting as a family of 11.  Big changes for both our families in 2013. 

Kevin and I talked about volunteering more, especially with our older children.  We want to do more for God as He has given us so much.  We are excited to see what He has in store for us beyond adding our new children to our family.

Happy New Year, friends!  I pray that you have big hopes for 2013 and you are looking to God for how He wants to be such a big, big part of your year.

In Christ,