|Anna, Aaron and 8-month-old Brielle--February 2013|
We finished 2012 with the heart-rending news that our nearly complete effort to adopt four Russian siblings had been brought to a screeching halt by a ban imposed on American adoptive families by that country's legislature. Then our 2013 began with the sudden and utterly unexpected loss of our beloved Aunt Jean. However, as we've walked through the valley of the shadow (Psalm 23), God has kindly intermingled the hard times with gifts of joy.
We've announced one already--Lissie's engagement. Now it's time to share the news of another gift from the Giver of All Good Gifts. Aaron and Anna are expecting their second child! The baby is due in late August. Both baby and mother are doing well. Little Brielle will become a big sister at 14-months. We thank God for His goodness in blessing us with another grandchild!