We consider ourselves blessed to be a part of a very sweet, gospel-driven church plant in our community. This church has furthered our view of what community is through their love for us, especially during this recent pregnancy and delivery. This Sunday, we'll bring our new little one to be baptized. And, I wanted to share with you a letter to our church that the pastor is allowing us to put in the bulletin:
"Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
As we bring our new baby to be baptized this morning, we can not help but reflect upon what a blessing each of you is to us. We are so thankful to be a part of such a wonderful, covenant community. We have felt the love of Christ so strongly through your words and actions.
As we blissfully announced our pregnancy, you shared in our joy. As we endured morning sickness, you sympathized and encouraged. As Mama's belly grew, you had nothing but sweet words to say about that growing child inside. When bedrest was ordered, you rushed in to lighten our load. And, when our baby arrived, you rejoiced with us. Your precious gifts, and wholesome meals delivered to our house have made this time of transition much more peaceful.
Each of you is dear to us, and we are so grateful that our little girl was born into this . She is here today, healthy and strong, because of God's goodness and your faithfulness.
We hope that we can be such a blessing to others in the future!