Christmas is about love. A love that regardless of how we may try we can not fully grasp and understand how wide, how long, how high, and how deep this love is. Precious friends, whether you share our faith or not, you have helped Rob and I experience ours in a deeper and more meaningful way by the love and support you have shown us. This love has the power to heal, to strengthen, to comfort and to give hope and that is what we experienced through your outpouring of love.
We have a tradition in our family that we started when our children were young. On Christmas Eve we go around the table and give each person a gift from our hearts. It has been an opportunity to express to each other what we love and cherish about each member of our family.
This year, Rob and I want to expand our tradition to include you. You are precious to us and we value your friendship. Whether we have known you for a short time or have been friends for years each of you in your own unique way has helped us to remain hopeful and brought us comfort. You have reflected the kind of love that we celebrate this time of year that is marked by selflessness and hope. You have generous spirits that have taken the time to pray, write encouraging notes, texts, cook meals, visit, call and recall happy memories. YOU ARE A BLESSING and we rejoice in you and cherish the privilege of calling you, friend.
Rob continues to make progress and we are so very thankful. We are sending our love and gratitude to you for exemplifying all the best of humanity. We are so thankful that we have had you to walk alongside us. We wish you and your family a Merry Christmas, happy holiday and amazing new year. And may you experience the wondrous power of this love so that no matter how life unfolds you have tucked away in your heart the precious gift love.