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24 December 2011

Merry Christmas from the McCowns

We have quite a bit of family, and this military lifestyle has afforded us many friends, all over the world. I wish I could send a Christmas card and letter to EACH of you, but my hubby is 'frugal' so my list was limited. However, I am sharing our card digitally with the rest of you!

We hope you have a blessed Christmas Season and a wonderful New Year. This has been a year of hope and waiting for us, and we can't wait to see the fruition of our blessings in the coming year.

Pictures and card by the amazing Stacy VanDyck Photography!

This year, for the 3rd year in a row, circumstances are keeping us in the frozen North, and we are missing this holiday season with all of our families. It's bittersweet, because we truly love spending time with them, but it's wonderful to get to start some Christmas traditions with Jarvis, and to know that we are staying here to wait on two brand new lives. 

The joy and anticipation we once again feel this Christmas season as the birth of our much-awaited children draws near, is nothing compared to the joy, fear, and excitement Mary and Joseph must have felt as they awaited the birth of their child. A child who would change the world. What an overwhelming blessing, to know you carry the Savior of the world, to know you must raise him into the Son that God desired. It's a good reminder to all of us, that our children, although they may be biologically ours, they are not truly ours. They belong to our Lord, and are here with us for such a short time, ultimately, to grow and learn who their Savior is so that they may serve him all their lives.

Thank you, Lord, for the gift of your Son. For your forgiveness and love in the ultimate sacrifice. And thank you for everyday with my family, help me to raise them into Your purpose and goals, not my own.

Merry, Merry Christmas!

1 comment:

Emily Wright said...

Get it girl! Love this post!
I am glad to have come across your blog once again, I forgot for awhile, but it's fun to keep up with you guys!