Becoming Road

Becoming Road

Monday, December 16, 2013

...a letter for {CHRISTMAS}

We were preparing to do Christmas cards this year and realized that if we wrote a letter to our loved ones, we could get the word out about our desire to adopt again.  We included adoption pass-a-long cards that we had made in hopes of making a connection.  
We {WISH} you a Merry Christmas!
And while we are it, we thought we'd share our Christmas wish list for the year!                                        All we  {WISH} for Christmas is....

Less Pounds and Better Health!  Usually people want MORE for Christmas but this year Marty has been working on losing unwanted pounds!  He is doing a fantastic job and has put his heart and soul into getting healthy!   Marty wishes to continue working on his health in the new year.
Home Improvements!  This past year Brigette wished for a larger garden, new shade trees,  and some new paint in the house!  The garden did well, until our sprinkler system busted and watering became an issue but hey...who doesn't love dwarfed tomatoes!  Marty planted two beautiful maple trees and well... the paint is still in the works! This year she wishes that her many projects will get finished so she can start new ones.
Time to Dance!  Nyah, our compassionate little swimmer, completed her first clogging class this year.  Her teacher often commented on how well she listened and how quickly she learned new steps!  She has enrolled again this year and is enjoying the harder dance steps but just recently told us that she wishes to join a soccer team!  A girl has a right to change her mind!
More Sports!  Ethan, our tender-hearted social bug, decided he really wanted to join a wrestling club.  He practices with his club during the week and attends local meets on occasion to practice his skills.  His favorite part is shaking the opponents hand and performing escape maneuvers.  He wishes that he can continue wrestling and be as good as his daddy! 
More Time with Family!  Marty has been happy this year teaching his seminary students, serving in his calling, volunteering as a wrestling coach, and doing side jobs to help supplement his teaching income.  He was also cast in the musical Scrooge: A Christmas Carol and will be performing throughout the holiday season.  The kids have loved attending his practices and seeing him perform.  They know all his lines and songs!  Marty wishes that Brigette and the kids will consider joining the cast next year so we can have even more time together.
Time Standing Still!  Brigette loves being a stay at home mom but doesn't love how quickly the twins are getting older.  They started Spanish immersion kindergarten this year and Brigette enjoys volunteering in their classroom.  When their teacher went on maternity leave, Brigette helped the sub create lesson plans and a schedule for the class.  It was fun to put her "teacher hat" back on for a while.  While she is happy to see Ethan and Nyah grow and experience new things, she wishes she could slow time down and keep them little, longer!
 A Chance to Grow!   Now is the time to set goals heading into the new year.  Marty loves to write and he wishes to take his writing to a new level and work on some professional development projects within the workplace.  Brigette wishes for more opportunities to play piano and plans to spend more time this next year creating pieces she can publish and produce.  Ethan wishes to conquer his fear of swimming and Nyah is wishing for a trampoline this summer and is making a plan to earn the money for it. 
Joy for you All!   In a world that is changing rapidly in many ways, our sincere wish is that each of you are finding happiness anchored in family, hope, service, a relationship with our Savior, and eternal treasures.  We consider each of you a blessing and gift in our life.
A little One!  We are so BLESSED!   We have our health, our home, a stable income, and most importantly our family and dear friends!  There is very little that we want or truly wish for.   Well,..except for one little thing.....  
We sincerely desire to add to our family and this may be our greatest WISH of all! We are hoping the Lord will provide a way for us to adopt again this year.  We have enclosed adoption pass-a-long cards in hopes that a connection can be made.  These cards are the latest tool for adoptive couples to find potential birth parents.   We would be so grateful if  you would keep us in mind when you become aware  of someone who is navigating through an unplanned pregnancy and may be considering adoption.   It would mean the world to us if you'd prayerfully consider passing along these very important and potentially effective tools. We have heard of connections being made through hair dressers, doctors, friends, neighbors or acquaintances.  As you may know, Ethan and Nyah came into our lives through a friend who referred us to their birth family.  We believe that when adoption happens it is because the Lord is directing it!   

We love you all and hope that your Christmas is filled with the PEACE that comes from our Savior and the JOY of family and loved ones!
 Love,  Marty. Brigette. Ethan. Nyah 

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