Monday, November 18, 2013

Introducing Ella !!

Dear blogging friends. While many of you know us in person and have heard the news, I realized there are also a good chunk of you who follow this blog who live elsewhere around the World and thus I am sorry I am late with this blog! (In my defense- we are moving, packing and having a newborn , so pastimes such as blogging have been put on hold!)

We are so thrilled to announce that our precious daughter, Ella Sahara Grace, was born exactly a month ago today on October 18th!

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This amazing miracle gift from God is already such a joy and blessing to us. I am reminded how special it is to be a mother. I love the late night snuggles while she nurses and I can gaze into her eyes and pray blessings and protection over her future. I am excited to see her grow up and to see the wonderful child and daughter she will be. But I don’t want her to grow up too fast either! I am determined to enjoy this stage and every stage, to embrace and slow down and snuggle and be present in each and every moment.

Now that Ella is here we have purchased our return tickets to Niger, leaving December 10th and arriving in Niger on the 12th. Please join us in prayer for all of Ella’s paperwork for her passport, visa etc. to come in on time and for all the stresses related to packing and moving our family back around the World. Pray also for our hearts and that of our families back here in North America. The absolute hardest part of moving back overseas is saying goodbye to the precious members of our family who we will not see as often. We will miss family events, special moments and lots of family birthdays, vacations and hugs. We know clearly we are doing what God has given us in this time, but the distance is still hard, as any International Worker can attest to.

 

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I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made

Psalm 139:14

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