Happy Wednesday, y’all!
I hope you are doing well. We’ve been super busy around here. :) Sania Louise is doing great and adjusting really well. We are so very proud of her and feel so blessed to have her in our family.
(You can follow “hutchersonfam” on instagram for photos of our crazy family…no blog stuff.) :)
She is teaching me so much about myself, about family, and about God’s grace. God is so very good.
I wanted to share with you three fun magazine features of our family.
First off, Jonathan was featured on the cover of Hearing Health, a publication out of Tennessee.
They contacted him shortly after he was on The Voice and asked to interview him. The hearing impaired community has been super supportive and encouraging of Jonathan ever since he was on The Voice. He considers it a great honor to represent the hearing impaired community and hopes to inspired other hearing impaired children to dream big!
Sweet Sania Louise’s room was featured in the latest issue of Girls’ World!
We were contacted several months ago about doing a feature of her room. At the time, we were not able to share her name, so we asked them to use the name Mary Elizabeth. It is so special to see her room in this magazine. Creating a special place for her to feel at home and loved was very important to me, and this space definitely fits the bill. She LOVES her room…especially that she doesn’t have to share it with anyone else. :)
They sent us an issue to our home, and Sania Louise was so surprised to see her room in it!
She has no idea what is going on or what I do for a living. She doesn’t even know that I have a blog, or that people around the world have seen her room. I know that one day she will finally figure it out, and I cannot wait to have her help me on projects around the house. She is a great little helper!
Lastly, the county that I live in has started a brand new lifestyle magazine, and they asked me to be on the cover of the inaugural issue! It was such an honor! They interviewed our family shortly before we left for Latvia to get Sania Louise.
David, the chief editor, came to our house to interview me and my family. He did a great job capturing the story of how my blog has slowly grown into my business, but he also shared a good deal about my main inspiration, my mom. I loved that he included her influence on me and my blog in the story. I know that she would be so proud!
Our hearts are feeling very grateful right now. We are not a perfect family, and we do not live a perfect life, but man, we are counting our blessings. We have a lot of love between us. We treasure each other. We know that all good things come from God.
We pray that if anyone reads about any of us in a magazine, on social media, or on my blog, that God’s goodness and faithfulness is evident. That it is obvious that this life is not about us, but about the indescribable grace of Jesus.
This world is struggling in so many ways. I know that your hearts have been heavy like mine with all of the sad events taking place around the world. It feels like too much sometimes.
And my heart simply cries out….Jesus. He is the answer. Our world desperately needs Jesus. Not the distorted view of Jesus that many in the news portrays, but the REAL JESUS. His real forgiveness, His real healing, His real peace, His real grace, and His real salvation. That is my prayer for all of us. To know the REAL JESUS.