Friday, December 21, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Good morning, friends. I was going to do a typical Confession Friday post today, but it doesn't seem appropriate in light of recent events in our family. We learned early this morning that Eric's great aunt Peggy was in a car accident last night, and she passed away. We are very very sad to receive this tragic news, and we're praying for those who were closest to her.

Aunt Peggy had the biggest smile of anyone I know, and she was always so very kind to me from the first time I met her. My absolute favorite memory with aunt Peggy was when we vacationed together and went on a riverboat cruise. She was picked out of the audience during a variety show to be a human marionette, and I don't think I've ever laughed so hard in my life. :) She was such a good sport. 

We will miss her at Christmas this year, and I'm certain that the very large family that she leaves behind will, too. 

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This will be the last post before the holidays, so I wanted to make sure to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas! I sincerely hope that this Christmas brings you joy and peace and that you are surrounded by people that you love. 

Life isn't perfect. Things don't always turn out the way we hope. But there is someone else who knows a little something about imperfect circumstances. Jesus Christ began his life on this earth by being lain in a feeding trough. No one expected the son of God to be born to a carpenter and his young bride - a bride who was pregnant before she was married in a time that it was most shameful. If the reason for this season thrived in less than desirable circumstances, then we can, too. 

Let's focus on this as we gather with family this Christmas. When the kids are cranky and the turkey burns and the house is destroyed and we're all a little sleep deprived. Life doesn't have to be perfect to be good. And life is good. Merry Christmas, friends!

5 comments:

Heather said...

So sorry for your loss

Cassie said...

sorry for your loss. praying for your family.

have a merry christmas. enjoy that adorable family of yours!!

Adrien said...

Thanks, girls. :) Love to you and yours!

Kim Luke said...

Sorry for your loss Robert Family!


Hope you have a amazing Christmas with your littles!

Christine Pettijohn said...

Just reading this. Sorry for your loss.

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