4 years ago
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
December Memories...the sweet and the sad.
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.