(This is a poem I wrote last Saturday morning and sent out with some pictures to friends and family. Most of you who are reading here probably got one, but in case you didn’t… here it is! Merry Christmas! Things have been fun and crazy around here… More info to come soon!)
08’s almost gone, 09’s drawing near
Much is the same, but Timothy’s here!
Born 7-07-07 (what a birthday!)
God brought him to us and he’s ours, here to stay!
In March, just a picture, a name & a promise
With July came a phone call! “Can you come in August?”
Mikaela & Toby would soon meet their brother
Surely we have a God who is like no other!
To Bangkok we flew as a family of four
August 24th, watched Kamin come through the door
And then, what adventure! Elephant rides,
Cousins to play with, a new name to decide
Finally home from Thailand, a family of FIVE
A new toddler and jetlag… By God’s grace we survived!
Now Mikaela is 8, thriving in 2nd grade
And Toby is 5, still at home he does play
Lowell still works for the Housing Authorities most every day
But when he comes home, he’s ready to play
Melissa is grateful for all of God’s grace
As she serves at home and at church—what a pace!
And our youngest son? Mr. Timothy Kamin
Such noise does he make
Such joy does he bring, he fits right in!
Life is often crazy and full to the brim
Of lessons and love straight to us from Heaven
As we look to the future only one thing is sure
If we rest in God’s hands we will be secure
So in all of our stress and in every mess
Jesus, help us remember: WE ARE SO VERY BLESSED!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
With Much Love,
Lowell, Melissa, Mikaela, Tobiah & Timothy