Saturday, December 26, 2009

Ray's First Christmas in Heaven

Loved Ones,

Well, Ray had his first Christmas in heaven and we had ours without him here. It is good to think of the celebration they must have up there.

But, we sure miss Ray. There were so many times during the season that we missed him dearly. I tried to keep focused on anticipating Christ's coming and patiently waiting for his plan. So many things about advent really spoke to me this year.

We thank you for the many ways that you reached out to us this season -- even a sentence or two in a Christmas card meant a lot. Things still aren't the same and the many gestures of care helped us when we felt Ray's absence so strongly.

We pray that you had a joyful Christmas.

"For a child has been born for us, a son given to us;authority rests upon his shoulders;and he is named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." Is. 9

not alone and not afraid --