Trent and I discussed not even doing a Christmas card because it is not like you guys don't see pictures of my children, but then we thought that might be unacceptable for the pastor and the photographer. So I decided if we were going to do one, it needed to reflect what God has been showing us this year.
We have traveled all over the world since last Christmas, we have had some things that we thought would go one way then go another, and we have continued to struggle with the daily challenges of raising 2 kids with special needs. Through all that we have seen and walked through this year, the message that repeatedly comes back to us is that we are abundantly blessed.
So no we are not trying to make an announcement of a growing family but instead sharing the news of growing faith in the one who saved us and orders our days. It is a message of perspective and blessing. It is the lens through which we choose to view the world and our own lives. We are counting our blessings.