I was nervous about my card this year. It’s different. You’ll see. But I didn’t print enough for all my friends and family so I’ll share it here.
This is the front flap.
You can’t imagine the joy our family will have in the eternities.”
And so, as we are missing her this Christmas we are grateful for the babe in Bethlehem
who lived and died to “wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall
be no death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any pain.” Rev. 21:4
In my mother’s honor we are working to forgive quickly, love freely, laugh easily and live well.
May your family be blessed this Christmas.
Gorgeous, huh? I’m bragging, but I also think this illustrates that we are all doing better than we think. In the middle of a situation I focus on the could’ves and should’ves and ‘if only we’d had more light’ but if I look back I see beauty.
And though I am proud of the photos I’ve taken this year (I especially loved the weddings and hope to do more) I am even more proud that I said ‘no’ over and over when my family needs came first. My older boys constantly remind me that they still need me and I am both grateful that they do need me and that they will tell me so.
I can’t imagine what 2010 will bring. I know I’ll turn 40 (Feb 2nd), that Stefan will get a driver’s license (March) and Ben will graduate and go to college (where???). I know I’ll have good days and bad days, that I’ll mess up and offend some people and bless others. I hope to be humble and prayerful and good.
And perhaps, if I do my best, I’ll look back and see beauty.