Several have mentioned to me how special it is to celebrate our new baby's first Christmas. Of course he'll be one month old on Christmas Eve so I'm not sure the significance is quite appreciated from his perspective. The significance is certainly not lost on Blair and me. We are truly thankful this Christmas to have our healthy baby boy, Asher Alexander, with us. There couldn't be a better Christmas gift for us to share! Through Asher, God is giving us an opportunity to extend his love to another- our own child. He has also been giving us an opportunity for sanctification. Over the last four weeks we've been going to school on humility, selflessness, sacrifice, and loving your spouse when your really tired and cranky. School will be in session for many many years and we are thankful the Lord would count us worthy to experience such things. For these gifts and most of all for the gift of salvation our family will have a Merry Christmas!