We didn't get Christmas cards in the mail this year. For all of you who read this blog, which we know are many, please accept this as our Christmas wishes to you...
We are so strengthened by the wonderful Christmas spirit that abounds in our hearts! Our lives seem to have been turned a bit upside down this year. On May 8th we knew our lives would never be the same. We have had nearly eight months to learn, pray, serve and be served, and ponder on the meaning of life. We accept this challenge we have been given and are determined to perservere. We have found our "new normal" and are progressing each day.
This is a joyous time of year. We are so grateful for family and friends who have been so generous with their time and talents in our behalf. Each card we receive, each casserole we eat, each time our grass is mowed, or snow scooped, each time we have a visitor, our hearts are filled with pure love for the giver of these great gifts. We recognize that each of you are angels put in our path at this time to do things for us that we cannot do for ourselves. This is what Christ did when he was on earth... Yours is Christlike service.
We have unwavering faith that the will of our Father will be done in our behalf. We know he knows us, loves us and wants what is best for our lives. We are so grateful, especially at this time of year, when we can stop for a moment and remember Him whose birth we celebrate. We are grateful for his life, his example and his undying love for each of us.
We pray that your families will be richly blessed this year and that your hearts will be full of gratitude for the joy that still comes from that first Christmas.
Merry Christmas to each of you... Love, Mike and Nancy