I don’t know about the rest of you but this year our family Thanksgiving looked a lot different. This year we were not surrounded by the usual guests at our home – my father-in-law, mom, two sisters-in-law and their families, my oldest daughter and her husband, and our youngest daughter. Instead, due to the pandemic, it was just my wife, my youngest daughter, and her boyfriend. Not necessarily bad, but definitely different.
And now we are heading towards Christmas. This holiday season is unlike any other, to cap off a year like any other. Throughout this season, and as we move into a new (and hopefully better) year, we wish you moments of peace amid the difficulties, connections with family and friends even if they can’t be in person, the warmth of memories from holidays past, and wonderful glimpses of joy that still lives under the surface.
The holidays can seem especially draining this year with all that is going on. It is doubly difficult because we all miss our usual means of support, the comfort of gathering with friends and family, and worship services that are part of our traditions. We are here for you through it all. We wish you endurance, strength, health, and as much happiness as these times can allow!
We are all in this together and will come out on the other side better and stronger than ever!
Until next time……