Friday, December 18, 2009

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

It's truly been a year for the books and we couldn't be happier to close this final chapter and welcome in 2010!

A good friend compared our events to waves of the ocean. I'm happy to share we've learned to swim! We've endured health trouble and legal drama and found a family bond that will not break.

Not all of our efforts have ended positive with our family members but when one door closes another opens. We can testify that relationships are worth the work to stay in touch and spend time together. We cannot force something we desire if another's heart does not feel as we do. I think just realizing this has been a big step.

Thank you to our friends and family who have stood by our side. Thank you for the hugs, the phone calls, the texts and the emails, all to make sure we were doing well and feeling strong. God is good and we are grateful that no matter how low we felt we found the strength to maintain and move forward.

We are grateful for the opportunities to spend with family we've had this year - our Oregon/Idaho/Washington group return to Kalaloch, my parent's 50th anniversary in Wisconsin in June and Spring Break with our Texas family. We hope you are able to fill your Christmas with new memories.

We pray all are blessed through this holiday season and throughout the new year.

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