Overby Odyssey Christmas 2023

From Kandern Germany,
Scott for Heather, Stanley, Holly, Stuart, and Samuel

Merry Christmas from our family to yours! It has been a crazy last 7 weeks for our family, but we are thankful for God’s provision, and how He meets us where we are at.

Our last update ended with us bringing in a new 13 month old foster baby (toddler). This is older than we usually take, but we felt that we had no reason to say no. In general we also give ourselves a break between babies equal to the time we had the last baby. Since we had the first one for only a week, God gave us the new one a week later. Our little guy is a sweet toddler, who engages well, is healthy and active, and in general has a sweet happy personality. However, he is an active toddler, and that age is just hard. Kudos to all you families with toddlers right now. There are days when we are tired and done, and we have to remind ourselves why we are doing this and that God is refining us through the hard. We memorized James 1:2-3 as a family earlier this year, “Consider it pure joy my brothers and sisters whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may become mature and complete, not lacking anything.”

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