Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christmas 2013 Reflections

As we start the process of closing 2013 out, we also take the time to reflect on family, our lives, our blessings, and take stock in our friends and our faith.  I love this about this time of year!

We've had some blessings this year...plenty of family time at sporting events, watching Jade enter into her last year before high school, she cheered her football team to a championship, we added a young cat to our family, and so much more!

We faced a few challenges this year as well...I lost all ability to hear in my left ear, we lost some loved ones from our lives, and have many others in our lives struggling with their own personal struggles we pray for and about daily.

However, what we know this time of year...each day we're given is a blessing.  I love every day I get to wake up to my family knowing I love them and they love me back.  Man, what a feeling!  Life has been such a struggle in the past for me, but this past year has been so much closer to "normal" than I've had in almost ever.

May God bless each and every one of you and hold you close to him while you travel to and from to visit family and friends.  Have a most Merry of Christmases and remember why this season exists and take a moment or two on Christmas morning to reflect on that fact before digging into all those presents and such.

Bushels and Barrels to all in 2013!

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