Friday, December 21, 2007

A Merry Manley Christmas!

Dave and Manna are preparing for the arrival of Hanna and Lili and most likely Thomas home from the hospital at the beginning of the new year. The troops are being gathered, so to speak, to help with the transition of the babies home. BabyLand, as Manna calls it, is now set up in their home. It reminds me of the nursery at church, which is what you need I suppose! A big thanks to all the ladies who helped organize BabyLand. What a huge blessing you were to Dave & Manna! Manna was impressed with your efficiency and effectiveness.

It was fun to hear Manna laugh as she described the diaper changing fiascos they have been experiencing with the babies, especially Hanna. She's keenly apt at getting messes all over the place when her diaper's being changed. Manna also is really enjoying the times she's getting with each baby as they begin nursing. Praise God that they are learning to nurse well, and pray for Mommy and babies as they continue the learning process.

Thinking about Hanna, Lili, Thomas, Matthew, and AnnaBelle as they rely each day on God's provisions to nourish their little minds and bodies, I can't help but think of the birth of Jesus. My what a God we serve! That He chose to save us by humbling Himself and becoming a man. By being born not in a palace to be put on a pedestal, but in a stable to be raised on a cross. Be thankful this Christmas. Be in awe of the lives that God has entrusted to Dave & Manna and those of us who love them this year. But most of all, may you praise Him for the eternal life that He offers us all through the birth, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. May it truly be a merry Christmas for you!

5 comments:

Aaron, Andrea, Malachi & Rachel said...

Praise Jesus for this beautiful family you now have! We are so happy for you both and now a family of...SEVEN!! Crazy! May the Lord continue to strengthen your children and you both as they grow strong enough to come home.

Amy said...

Merry Christmas to you Manley family! I'm sure it will be one wonderful, and busy, new year!

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