Thursday, December 10, 2009

Merry Christmas, 2009!

Well, the Christmas cards went in the mail today. That means I need to post a year-end review here for any of you good folk who follow the link at the bottom of the card, and come here looking for news.

2009 has been a year of growth and blessing. We are grateful for much!

Ben and Elsa continue to enjoy life in Bloomington, Indiana. We were blessed to visit them in March, and loved our time with them there. Ben is entering the final semester of classes in his PhD program (in classical studies)at Indiana University, and hopes to be working on his dissertation by next fall. We think it will have something to do with Virgil's Eclogues. Elsa is enjoying working as assistant office administrator for the School of Opera and Ballet at IU.

Tim and Nikki continue to enjoy life in Tucson. Tim is working as an electrical engineer in missile systems design/testing, and Nikki is babysitting several days a week and putting together the bulletin for their church, as well as settling in to their lovely new home there.

I have to say that one of the things that brings us great joy is having all the kids involved in great churches. (Tim's, Ben's) God is very gracious to give us that comfort, and provide that kind of family for the kids when they are far from us.

Dave and Chris are doing well, enjoying growing old hand-in-hand. We help each other with the pains and trials, and enjoy the Lord together. Dave's work continues to be busy and well funded at LANL, and Chris continues to teach classes for homeschoolers one morning a week. We both continue to serve at our church in various capacities, which continues to bless us!

Marilyn continues in good health during this, her 83rd year. She accompanied us on a trip to Utah in October, where we saw amazing sites, and enjoyed time with Dave's brother, Jon, and his wife, Rebbecca. She keeps busy volunteering two mornings a week at the local elementary school libraries, once a week at the nursing home, and as the church librarian. And that doesn't even mention all the good things she does around our home.

If you would like more news, browse around this blog site. You can find a list of labels in the right sidebar. By clicking on one of those you'll see everything I said about that. Feel free to browse, or check out my other blog here.

This year, we have grown in our appreciation of the grace of God in our lives, his blessings in family and friends, and the depth of his love for us. We pray that you, too, are rejoicing in Him this season!

In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.
~John 1:4

1 comment:

Cindy Marsch said...

Just got your postcard today--smart woman! :-) Have a most blessed Christmas!