It’s hard to believe another year has come and gone and several years have passed since I’ve sent out a Christmas card! This year I was determined to send out a letter to our family and close friends to share what the Lord has done in our lives.
The highlight of our year was the birth of Aubrey Ann. She was born September 3 weighing 8 pounds 6.3 ounces and was 21 inches long. She has lots of dark hair and beautiful blue eyes, and is growing like a weed. She is such a wonderful part of our family. We all just love her to pieces.
Owen has changed so much over the year. He is an awesome big brother to his little sister. He rarely calls her by name. He prefers to call her “precious,” which of course is just precious. He kisses and hugs on her all the time and he loves to sing to her. He turned 2 at the end of August. He is a very verbal, social little boy with lots of stories to tell. His favorite things are cars and the letters of the alphabet. He stays busy by attending weekly story time at our local library, participating in the AWANA program at our church, visiting the park, playing soccer and making many trips to the Louisville Zoo.
Kelly is working part time as a nanny for a family with three children. This has proven to be a real blessing to us because Owen and Aubrey are able to go to work with her. She also stays busy with church activities, a weekly Mom2Mom mentoring group and taking classes at the seminary. The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary has a Seminary Wives Institute for the wives of seminary students to prepare them for ministry. She has been taking classes for a couple of years. The classes are very practical and we believe will prove to be extremely beneficial.
Ben is on schedule to graduate from the Seminary in May with a Masters of Divinity degree. We are so proud of him for completing this 96 credit hour program in four years! He stays very busy while working 40+ hours a week and taking 4 to 5 graduate classes a semester. We have no idea where we will be after May. Ben’s desire is to be in pastoral ministry and we trust that God is preparing a position for him even now.
We thank the Lord for this Christmas season as we remember the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. He loved us so much that He came to this earth to live a sinless life and pay for our sins by dying on the cross and rising again. The greatest gift one can ever receive is salvation through Jesus Christ. Our prayer is that you too have received that gift.
We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year. We hope to see you soon.
God Bless You!
Ben, Kelly, Owen & Aubrey Glupker