All little ones are.
And we carried that happiness throughout the year.
Looking back, a year in pictures...
First dance recital.
Living with friends while remodeling our house.
Learning to love for better or for worse, choosing the value of commitment and extending grace because I need it more than he does.
Learning to love them well, drawing them close when behavior repels my affections. Pouring into them the truth the Lord has for them, the royalty and access to the throne room He has given in beautiful grace.
Looking back at 2012, I see that we had a blast and it was messy. I see that we tried new things and giddily trickled back home to retreat to the nest. I see that we left a house and lived with amazing friends until we settled into our new house. I see that we spent a summer in the sun swimming, eating popsicles, and going on family walks. I see that our Bella surprised us and came 3 weeks early and with her arrival made our family complete.
Looking back I see a family in the making.
For that I am thankful.