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I cannot tell a lie, my choices made me cry.
December 2012 celebrating Katie’s 27th birthday at Palisade Restaurant on Elliott Bay in Seattle. I should have used this for our Christmas photo this year. This December we are missing Andrew and hold him and all of 1/9 Bravo Company in our prayers as they serve in Afghanistan this Christmas.
I’m not one you’d call emotional but this Christmas season in the midst of all the Joy it brings we are surrounded by loneliness, too. My dear old Pop is so lonely for my mom who died this past September. He praises the Lord for all the good things in his life and he knows his dear wife is with his Lord but he cannot get away from his loneliness. It is so understandable after living day in and day out with someone for 70 years and now to turn around ready to say something to them and they are gone. Our daughter is living with us while our son in law Andrew is serving with the Marines in Afghanistan. This Christmas they’ll celebrate Christmas half a world away from each other. This Christmas as never before I am reminded and earnest to think and pray for those who are living with loneliness, brokenness, illness, and loss. In no way am I saying Bah Humbug. I am embracing the Joy and celebrating that Joy that came down to us at Christmas time long long ago and putting my Hope in Christ and lifting up the hurting to Him.
…A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn!
Fall on your knees
Oh hear the angel voices
Oh night divine
Oh night when Christ was born…