As we’re all aware, life is so much more than what we do. For me, it isn’t just about teaching, leading trips, or writing books. It is also about family. With that in mind, I wanted to take the opportunity to introduce to all of you the newest addition to our family.

Xyler Josiah Gray emerged from the womb on Thursday morning, September 25. He was 6 lbs. 3 oz. and 20 inches long. He’s healthy and making a good transition into life, which we are immensely grateful for. His brothers and sister are thrilled to have another munchkin in the pack, even though Aryah was a wee bit sad it wasn’t a little sister. Soon enough, she’ll realize she’s daddy’s only girl, and there are perks to that. Thank you to those of you who were aware we were expecting and were praying for us. We greatly appreciate it!