The past few days have worked on us like a hot cup of cider. We drove west to Santa Rosa Beach to spend a week+ with Cassie’s family leading up to Christmas. As our friends in Trujillo get ready to celebrate Christ’s birth under the warm sun on the Peruvian coast, we are doing the same under the slightly less warm (but exquisite nonetheless) sun on the Gulf coast, soaking in some much needed family time and rest. God has been merciful to us in so many ways, and it does seem as though His grace washes over us, time and again, endlessly like the waves washing upon the shore.
After a couple days in which she got her days and nights mixed up (babies, I am told, do that sometimes), Jane is settling in beautifully to her new surroundings and (with the help of her Mamaw and aunts) letting her parents get some much needed rest (for which we are very, very grateful!). Next week, we will head inland to spend Christmas with my (Caleb) family, and are looking forward to a sweet time of fellowship with them as we celebrate one of the most wonderful festivals in our calendar, the coming of our Lord, God taking on flesh, entering our experience and making atonement for our sins.
This season is such a great time to catch up with dear friends and family, both near and far. While gearing up for some big changes next year (among them, a move to Peru), we know how important it is to keep our supporters up to date on where we are now and where we hope to be soon. You can keep up with us here, on Facebook, and on Twitter.
Have a Merry Christmas everyone!