Monday, December 11, 2006


We had a lot of fun this past weekend. ICS had our Christmas program on Friday night. It was a fun program with a lot of improvement over the past things we have done. Afterwards we went to "Cold Stone Creamery" with some friends for some great ice cream!

On Saturday we had our annual community Christmas party. It was a lot of fun to talk to people that we met last year and for them to see Aaron. There were lots of games and prizes, we even won the "Most Colorful Family" prize, a new iron! Of course the highlight was the ability to sing Christmas Carols. Betsy and I joined another man to lead in the singing of "Hark the Herald Angels Sing", "Oh, Come All Ye Faithful", and "Silent Night", we sang all verses to them as well, so the story of Christmas was told to many.

Today we also received word that my (Danny) cousin Holly has finally arrived at the most wonderful party. She has been battling disease and weakness here on earth for most of her life. On Sunday night her Savior welcomed Holly into His arms in heaven where she will never suffer again. Please pray for the family that is left here without her, especially for her Mom & Dad and her little brother and sister.

Enjoy the pictures.

1 comment:

Cherie said...

So sorry to learn about Holly. Yes, she's Home now, and that's a comfort for all of you.

Grief is real, though, and it slams us pretty hard for awhile. I think of Jesus weeping at Lazarus's tomb, even as He knew he'd raise him from the dead right away.

It is good to grieve fully, to realize that it is our brokenness, the human condition, which causes death and pain for all of us, including the pain of separation from our loved ones. Physical death is, after all, a shadow of a deeper, spiritual reality.

In experiencing that grief so deeply, we can come to realize all the more just how gracious and merciful is our God, to provide a way out - Jesus!

You and your family will remain in our prayers in the days and months to come, as you wrestle with the changes that Holly's leaving brings about.

"Wisdom, courage, and quiet for these wonderful people, Lord, and strength for the days ahead."