I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people.
yes, the Messiah, the Lord
—has been born today in Bethlehem. . . .
What a year!
This new year may we celebrate with great joy the good news of Christmas.
A Savior has been born!
but on the certainty of the Good News of
God's plan, and
the birth of a baby born in Bethlehem,
our Savior Jesus Christ.
Our family celebrates with great joy this year the awareness of God's presence, power, plan, and promises through some difficult days.
After twelve months, we celebrate that my covid is gone and I no longer need supplemental oxygen. So many days brought joy and hope as my sweet caretaker husband nudged me toward health.
And I did.
He said we didn't need a cart when we golfed.
And we didn't.
With God nothing is impossible.
We rejoice that life has resumed as normal for Joanna and Bob. Joanna's teaching reading remotely was difficult for the teacher and the student. Gracie and Ryan sitting at home on a computer learning was tough. But now that is over, and we rejoice! All are back in school with Ryan and Gracie on High and very High Honor Roll.
One has to be joyful visiting the Sliwa farm. Elizabeth and Joe added more sheep and Elizabeth started working at the Pregnancy Resource Center. Garrett is stationed with the Army in Washington state. Connor is a welder, Ava hopes to graduate in December, Isaac believed in Jesus and was baptized, Brenna loves animals, Charlotte raises goats, Lucas is tall, Gunnar makes us laugh, and Sailor keeps up with them all. What a fun farm filled with joy!
Sam and Katie had a joyful surprise when Holly Susannah arrived early. Having a baby in NICU with Lily and Jack at home was a challenge, but ended with all joy. What a treasure for Dan and I to visit them in their home in South Dakota where Sam serves with the Air Force JAG.
Enjoy the One born on a starry night and
shines in our hearts today.
Hallelujah, what a Savior!
Our love and prayers,
Elaine and Dan