Grateful and Blessed

June 17, 2015

We want to pause a moment and thank all of you who have been lifting us up in prayer. We are so grateful and blessed!

Our little family is, by God's grace, going to continue seeking to lovingly point people to Christ and encourage those who are down. God’s goodness and kindness to us even in difficult times is humbling and wonderful!

Baby Seewald is growing steadily and Mommy has been feeling some little, yet strong, kicks! We recently had an ultrasound, but aren't revealing our firstborn's gender yet. Can't wait to welcome this blessing from God into the world!

Here are some verses of exhortation for you all: "Therefore seeing we also are surrounded with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which does so easily ensnare us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and perfecter of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God." -Hebrews 12:1-2

Update from Ben

May 13, 2015

We've been traveling so much recently! Spring has been quite eventful! We're still trying to wrap our minds around the fact that we're expecting! The thought thrills us, yet we haven't had much time to let it sink in. ---I really enjoy traveling with the family. The Duggar's have been so many places and done so many things. But to me, each new city I visit, and every state and county I pass through yields new wonder. I love the diversity in this beautiful country! The mountains and valleys, the rivers and lakes, the people with their different dialects and subcultures. New adventures await tomorrow. New people to meet. New opportunities to share the love of Christ that has captured my heart. I'm so blessed to be alongside my beautiful bride and our little one on the way.

How Jessa and I Met

March 17, 2015

Jessa and I met at her church while on a mini vacation in Northwest Arkansas. Jesse's family was really friendly and invited us to a conference just a few days later, offering to help us out, ride with them, or whatever. "We can even help watch your kids!" Jessa's sisters exclaimed, when they heard my Dad wouldn't be able to come and subsequently my Mom's doubts about bringing all of my siblings by herself. Jessa and I only exchanged a few words our first meeting. "Is that an iPhone?" said I. "Yeah, but it's a really old one." she said. I didn't want to say too much and make a fool of myself or look like I was wild about her (though I was on the inside).