It’s that time of year when our mailbox is the recipient of scores of Christmas cards and greetings. Terry and I enjoy reading every one of them and place them in a special receptacle on the hearth of our fireplace. They are warm reminders of friends we’ve made throughout the years.
Your mailbox probably also receives Christmas cards and letters. Those of you who know us may be wondering why one of the greetings you receive does not come from us.
The reason is quite simple. Over the nearly 53 years we’ve been married, Terry and I have been blessed with a formidable number of friends. The question is who should be included on our Christmas card list and who should be omitted. We have found no easy answer.
To include everyone we consider our friends, the printing, signing, addressing, stuffing, sealing, stamping, and mailing of Christmas cards would be a huge task. And Terry would find it difficult to resist the inclination to add a personal note to each one. Sending electronic greeting cards is an option but we have not yet been persuaded to go in that direction.
Instead, over the years we’ve discovered great joy in redirecting to our favorite charitable causes the money we would otherwise spend on Christmas cards and letters. Accordingly, please consider this article our way of saying we love you and thank God for you.
Terry and I are well, enjoying the special blessings of good health and happiness. Our daughter Angie, her husband Todd, our grandson Kolby, our granddaughter Kayla, and our son Andrew are all doing fine and bring us great joy. We love them dearly and thank God for each of them.
My mother Elda is still here at the tender age of 102 years, 8 months, and 10 days. She prays every day to go to heaven to be with Jesus and her dear husband Martin, my Dad, who has a 36 year head start. We tell her that Jesus is not yet ready for her but that she gets closer each day.
We’ve been in our “new” home in Georgetown, Tex. 3 ½ years. It’s a new residential area in the country but still close to town. Our neighbors are wonderful people who love to socialize and genuinely care for one another. We are some of the most senior citizens in our subdivision, yet Terry and I find great joy in sharing Christian love and concern. We’re not alone in doing so.
So please accept this sincere and heartfelt greeting, with its mercifully brief personal and family update, along with our prayers for a blessed Christmas celebration of the birth of baby Jesus!