This year we sent out a Christmas letter along with a picture card. For those of you who did not receive it (sorry, we couldn’t send it to everyone we know!), here it is for you to read. The picture was taken by Blake and Bekah Boys.
I will remember the deeds of the Lord;
yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago.
I will meditate on all your works and consider all your mighty deeds.
~ Psalm 77:11-12
What a year 2010 has been in the Hunter home! Lest we forget the “deeds of Lord,” we would like to share with you our Savior’s works, miracles, and mighty deeds to our family this year.
Blessing #1 ~ Our little family rang in the New Year at St. Luke’s Hospital celebrating the arrival of Abigail Marie on December 30. Weighing 7 pounds, 10 ounces, and stretching to 21 inches long, this tiny bundle of giggles has grown into quite the little personality. She loves being around people and has brought such joy into our home. We remain grateful and humbled that God would choose to allow us to care for this little blessing.
Blessing #2 ~ Matt is completing his second year working for HAL Inc., a software company in Houston. As a customer service representative and trainer, his job has taken him this year to places like Norfolk, Virginia; Baltimore, Maryland (which Monica and Abigail were able to attend!); and overseas to Dubai and Yemen. While the traveling has been fun, we are all hoping for a little down time over the holidays. We are thankful for safety during these trips, as well as Matt having a steady job!
Blessing #3 ~ Monica completed two and a half years of teaching last December and now stays home as a full time wife and mother. Her days are spent changing and washing diapers, nursing, cooking, cleaning, cuddling with Abby, and serving her family. She is grateful for her hard working, supportive husband and THRILLED to live this dream everyday.
Blessing #4 ~ We stay very involved with our church primarily working with the college age students. Each Sunday night we host college Bible study with another couple. Matt has been able to co-lead this and really enjoyed it! Monica also still leads a girls Bible study in her home every week. This has been a great source of encouragement for her to watch the young ladies grow towards loving Jesus more!
Blessing #5 ~ In August, we made a surprising discovery: Baby number two was on her way! That’s right, God is sending us Aubrey Michelle sometime around April 6, 2011. We can’t wait to meet this new little precious one! What a neat journey it will be to watch Abigail and Aubrey grow up together!
Praise the Lord along with us for His blessings in our lives this year. As you celebrate this Christmas season, take time to thank God for His mighty deeds in your life as well.
The Hunter’s ~ Matt, Monica, Abigail, and Aubrey