My good friend Maggie just gave us the most beautiful Christmas gift I've ever received. I've scanned some of the pages in to share here but it really doesn't compare to holding the lovingly constructed details and textures in your very own hands. You'll have to come over for tea to see our precious art exhibit in person - yes that's a personal invitation!

Here's what we wrote in our Christmas e-letter (if you didn't get it check your spam then send me an email) about our 3 little ones.


We never would have imagined that we would be visited with joy and sorrow three times this year. We cherished our short time with you sweet babies, and ache that you are no longer with us. We await with anticipation our heavenly family reunion.

Addison Gabriel Nathaniel, 2/20/2010 - Addison means son of Adam while his middle names honor two cherished children whose parents chose to value life in the womb: Joel Nathaniel Lubiens and Gabriel Scott Adams.
Casey Nolan Mara, 7/15/2010 - Casey means brave, while Nolan (well known) and Mara (bitter sea) remind us how many have tasted this same sorrow.
Trinity Jehoiada Derek, 10/11/2010 - Trinity reminds us both of God's three fold person as well as our third loss. Jehoiada (God knows) and Derek (the way) remind us that our Lord knew our path even before we walked it.

“As you do not know the path of the wind, or how the body is formed in a mother’s womb, so you cannot understand the work of God, the Maker of all things.” -Ecclesiastes 11:5

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