I always imagined myself with little girls. When I got pregnant with David, I was disappointed to find out I was having a boy. Then with my second pregnancy, I hoped for a girl again, and Matthias came along.

Of course, when David was born, his disability was a shock. And although it brings it’s own challenges, it has made me kinder, softer and taught me so much. I wouldn’t have asked for that, but I’m thankful for David and the beauty he brings to every day.

These pictures serve to remind me that i have no idea what I want. These boys are the best! I couldn’t ask for more.

I didn’t ask for this, and yet, I find myself overwhelmed by my blessings. As we approach a new year, I don’t know what God has in store, but I want to have an open heart to the gifts he gives. Sometimes I don’t know what to ask for, but He knows what I need.

What unexpected blessings are you thankful for today?