Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Teacher gifts all lined up
We are so thankful for all of you during this holiday season!  But we are thankful for all of you all the year through too!  This year has been a great adventure for us with our artwork and we've loved every minute of it.  We appreciate all of the encouragement and feedback you've given us and how excited you all have been to share in our joy.  We hope your Christmas is full of family, friends, fun, peace and joy as you celebrate Jesus and all he's done for you! 

We know that for some of you this past year has been challenging and heartbreaking in ways that we can't even imagine.  And Christmas time seems to only magnify the pain.  Just know that we feel that same longing for heaven that you do.  I've been sorting through old papers and memorabilia recently (not the best time of year for that) which brings back the sharpness of old losses.  It's astounding to me that a word or image can take you right back there so easily.  We Wingers like to say that Christmas isn't really Christmas until you've had your Christmas cry.  Many of those tears are shed for the longing we have to be reunited with our dad who passed suddenly in 1997, and for the babies we never got to hold.  It's amazing that even in our tears there is hope - and we can't wait for the day when there will be no more tears and we will be reunited!  If you don't know that kind of hope, ask someone who does.  And take comfort in the fact that THIS isn't all there is- thank goodness!

Merry Christmas from your Wingers!

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