from the Benson Family
“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth” -John 1: 14
Is he not rightly called Wonderful? Infinite, and an infant—eternal, and yet born of a woman—Almighty, and yet hanging on a woman's breast—supporting the universe, and yet needing to be carried in a mother's arms—king of angels, and yet the reputed son of Joseph—heir of all things and yet the carpenter's despised son. Wonderful art thou O Jesus, and that shall be thy name for ever. -Charles Haddon Spurgeon
"When I grow up I want to be a little boy."
This will be Sebastian's first Christmas and we are all very excited to share it with him. He has brought such joy and laughter into our family and we are thankful for him. Sebastian is crawling and loves to babble, listen to music, jump and laugh. He is the sweetest and brightest baby boy. He loves spending time with his family and laughing at his entertaining sisters.
Alice is a spitfire. She is independent and strong and is not afraid of anything. Emma says her sister is her best friend and loves her Baby Bash "because, He is sooo cute". She loves Art, Legos, blocks, rocks and building. Her Favorite animal is a giraffe and her favorite color is white. Alice started tap and ballet this year at the North Augusta School of Dance and is having the time of her life. We are thankful for the person She is.
"'What day is it?', asked Winnie the Pooh. 'It's today,' squeaked Piglet. 'My favorite day,' said Pooh."
Emma is a sweet joy to have as our eldest and she had a great year. She loves to discover new and wondrous things, help with her baby brother and her best friend/sister. She loves Handicrafts, Astronomy, Art, Nature, Math, and Science. She loves to dance and to sing and is continuing learning dance this year at the North Augusta School of Dance. She is a compassionate child that loves loving others well. We are so thankful for her life.
Kenny completed his picture book this year and is pursuing an Agent. He continues to work at Book Tavern, Jessye Norman School of the Arts, and as a Freelance Illustrator. We are praying about sending Kenny back to school to finish the 6 classes for his degree, you can pray for wisdom and resources for our family. He is happy to have a new little man at home.
Ellie enjoyed having a new baby in the house and is learning to care for three growing children. Ellie had another year of homeschooling, art making, and writing when the time allowed. Her Encaustic Art was featured in the Westobou Gallery. She is working on a writing projects and continues to create and contribute to the growing homeschool inspiration community she created.
Merry Christmas, From the Benson's!