January 2, 2008

Merry Christmas...Happy New Year!

I left my computer behind and visited family for nearly 2 weeks. I feel like a slacker since I haven't posted anything for a long while, and I wanted to wish everyone a belated Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! If you are one of the "lucky ducks" who got our snail mail card, then disregard the rest of this message, otherwise, this is what I mailed out as a Christmas greeting. If you just loved the card enough to read and enjoy it again...then feel free to continue reading...

Merry Christmas!
The first Christmas God sent a wonderful gift, His son Jesus Christ. He was sent to redeem a fallen world; and give peace to those who accept His sacrifice on the cross as a payment for their sins. We hope that you will enjoy true peace and joy this Chrismas by accepting this gift of God.
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16
Our family is expecting BIG news in the next few months. We should be receiving the details of the children we are adopting from Ethiopia. We are all very excited about the addition of two children to our family! This Christmas season we hope that you, too, have been adopted.
"...God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, to redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons." Galatians 4:4-5


Carpenters said...

Apryl, That's a beautiful Christmas card. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! We're praying that it will be a blessed one with referral coming soon.

With Love,

shawn and tisha said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New year! I really like the words of your Christmas card and your kids look so cute! Praying that you will receive your referral soon!

Tisha (awaa yg)

Amber said...

you have a gorgeous family! just jumped over here via some other awaa blogs, we are beginning our adventure in march (as soon as our daugher is 18 months)! i love reading about families that are farther along in the process.