3 years ago
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
December is a a sweet time for our family as we rejoice in the birth of our Savior, enjoy a time of extra service and giving in His memory. We also celebrate two family birthdays; Jonathan's on the 12th and Teresa's on the 19th.
The sad times are the two deaths we have experienced in December. First, our granddaughter, Amanda, on Jonathan's birthday in 1997 and now my brother, Preston, on Teresa's birthday 2009.
Both events were incredibly painful. However, we have found the deaths in no way intrude on our celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. It is His birth and His atoning sacrifice that gives us the strength to carry the loss of our loved ones. It deepens our reverence for Him and gives us hope as we look forward to a future reunion with all those we love. We give thanks.
Monday, January 18, 2010
Jacob had his first piano recital at a Retirement Center in Ephrata. I was surprised how confident he was playing in front of a group in a place he had never been. Georganna Wilfong is his teacher and she knew me and my family when I was about ten years old and we lived in Orofino, Idaho.
Another important item is Mrs. Wilfong was also Jon's piano teacher when he was a young boy. It was a special time for all of us...and Aleigha was determined not to be left out.
It's been a lot of years since I went to Columbia Ridge Elementary School for a Christmas Program. Jacob is the tall student in front of Africa. Light refreshments were served in Jacob's classroom by the students after the program. This is one of those fun blessings that come with being a Grammie. It brought back a lot of memories.