Monday, March 11, 2013

Sorrow Punctuated with Joy

Mrs. Beaver:

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!


George and Krista said...

Yay! That's so exciting. Megan and I were 17 months apart and have always been best friends!

We've been wondering if there's any hope of you all getting your fab four or if the door is pretty much closed apart from a miracle. We pray for your other children in Russia. Are you able to hear how they are doing or have any contact with them?


Jason M. said...

You guys have had a real roller coaster. But this is great news. Congrats to Aaron and Anna!!!

Denise said...

Krista, I will work this week on an update. We are soooooooooooo GRATEFUL for your prayers and would ask that you persevere. Let's all be like that widow who pestered the unrighteous judge until he finally gave to her requests (Luke 18). We are the followers of a perfectly righteous judge who has a special heart for orphans. Let's just keep praying!

Poem Girl said...

:D I sure the baby will be super cute just like Brielle!

I finally got the picture of Brielle posted if you want to see it you can stroll over to my's the post-->