Sunday, December 28, 2008

Awaiting the arrival....

Well, Christmas 2008 has come and gone. We have had a VERY eventful and memorable December. I directed our church's Christmas Festival early in the month for two nights. I worked on finishing exams for my semester here in seminary. We moved closer to the church the weekend following the Christmas Festival. Then, the next day Beth went into labor and we had our first child on Monday, 12/15. Beth's family arrived for Christmas and we celebrated our 6th Christmas together. Whew! What a month!

As I sit here, Emma is in her swing, Mommy and Granny are out, and all of the family have gone home to California, Tennessee, and Virginia. We await the arrival of the Davis family tomorrow. It will be a great time to get to see them yet again. While Angie was unable to be here in time for the birth of Emma, I know this visit will be very special. Of course, we also await the arrival of 2009. We pray that God would continue to strengthen us for this upcoming year. We look forward in anticipation as to how God will work in and through us as a larger family. We are so blessed by everyone's prayers and support of us. This has been an incredible year as we look back. God has blessed us so much that we are overwhelmed with His love through His Body. Pray that we might be able to rest and trust His love for us and that we might be able to be extensions of the love to others as well. Thank you for walking with us as we live by faith.

Blessings....

The Zarlenga family

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Emma is so adorable in her Christmas outfit and Momma looks wonderful too. Your new house looks so warm for the holidays and those stockings show that the house is already full of love. I hope that you are having a great visit with the Davis family. We look forward to more Emma photos.

Love, Adina

Angie said...

Missing you bunches already... what a wonderful way to close out 2008. With you. Love you and that sweet, sweet baby girl.

Amy Aldrich said...

Hi Friends!
That little Emma is precious! Hope you're having fun with your sweet dolly--Can't WAIT to meet her...:)

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Heather said...

Hey Zarlengas! Just re- found your blog after many years. Congrats on your baby girl! So happy for you both! Miss you bunches!

Heather Mayberry