Well, I have been duly reprimanded for teasing my readers…here are the exciting things I mentioned earlier…. I must admit, though, that as I write them, I realize that they are more exciting for us here at our house than they are for everybody. But you can rejoice along with us.
Exciting thing number one: My husband has been very quiet about this in the last twenty-four hours but I am going to sing his praise. Yesterday at an all-hands meeting at work, David was recognized as having the Patent of the Year for his company. That means his invention (the only one he had all year) was the best out of everyone’s for 2008! He received a beautiful lead crystal award and a nice monetary gift as well. I was so happy for him because he is a hard worker who does not clamor for higher wages, a better office, a promotion, or more recognition, but instead patiently goes about his work diligently and tries hard to be thankful for the job where he’s been placed. God has blessed him with all of those things I mentioned — and then some — in the past few months. It gives us great joy to see these things unfolding clearly from God’s hand in His time.
Exciting thing number two: Jason and Shawnda are adopting again!!! This time they are moving towards adopting from Uganda. I am thrilled to be part of the fundraising they are doing during this time. In two weeks’ time I will be hosting a ladies’ evening here at the house to benefit the adoption fund. Please leave your email address in the comments if you’re in the Charlotte area and you’d like to attend or see more details. We’re so grateful for the Kovacs and their heart to open their home to needy children.
Exciting thing number three: a new nephew! David’s younger sister found out yesterday that she and her husband (remember the wedding?) will be welcoming a boy named Daniel come fall. Although it seems like boys rule the day in our family, our boys have only two male cousins while they have seven female cousins. It’s so nice to anticipate another boy in the mix!
Exciting thing number four: a new sister-in-law! David’s younger brother is engaged! And her name is…….(drumroll please)….KELLY! Of course it is. She’s great, and we’re so happy for both of them.
I am in a season right now where I feel like the Lord is showering us with blessings through the joy of others. People having babies, adopting, falling in love, marrying…in the last month, I’ve attended showers, bought bride’s magazines, planned gifts…it’s so wonderful, and I feel so blessed to be around all this happiness. 🙂