Archive for December, 2011

A Blessed Christmas to all!!

December 21, 2011

Life Changes.  A baby is born.  Life changed for Mary and Joseph.  Jesus  is born and life changes for everyone. We are not alone.  God is with us.  Emmanuel. 

Life changes for us too.  We welcomed a new grandson, Liam Andreas last December  19th.  Unfortunately he suffered a severe brain injury during birth and died after 9 weeks. Along with his parents, Ahna and Oren, and our whole family, we continue to grieve his loss.  

Life changes.  We also welcomed a new granddaughter last December .  Matea Elizabeth joined Kari and Matthew’s family on the 7th. They live in La Crosse.  She joins our four other grandchildren:  Johnathan and Isaac (Kjerstin and Jamie’s boys) and Nora and Ezra.  You can see they enjoy being together.

Life changes. Dave’s mother passed away in July, three days after her 99th birthday.  We were blessed to have shared her life.  We grieve our loss and commend her to God’s new life. She’s pictured with Matea on Matea’s baptism in April..

Life changes.  On February 28th we retired from Our Savior’s Church after 23 years..  We’ve moved to Onalaska, Wisconsin.  Mary Jo continues to teach music at Bangor Elementary School, and Dave has  had opportunities to preach in several congregations this summer and fall.  We miss our work and the people at Our Savior’s very much, but we do trust God to continue to walk with us as life changes

 Life changes.  Retirement has meant more time to spend with family and to do a few new things for ourselves.  The picture on the card is at Miller Park, the home of the Brewers.  Along with a trip to Door County this fall, we visited Lambeau Field in Green Bay. 

May you know God’s blessings in your own life changes.  Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year.