Share. Connect. Love.

A GIFT FROM OUR HEARTS

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.

 

Stay in the know. Sign up to receive email notifications the moment new Journal entries are posted

Comments (5)

  • Lynda Chase
    Lynda Chase

    It was so wonderful to spend time with you, Rob, Jody and family this past week. Rob is incredible and I have no doubt he will make a full recovery. Not one of us knows what it is like to walk in his shoes, but we have empathy, encouragement, love, and boundless support for him. "The sign of Christmas is a star, a light in darkness. See it not outside yourself, but shining in the Heaven within, and accept it as the sign the time of Christ has come." ~ A Course in Miracles Merry Christmas and God Bless!

    one year ago · Reply
  • Martin Deiser
    Martin Deiser

    Merry Christmas to you and Rob. We are praying daily for Rob's full recovery and will look forward to him "passing the plate" again in the future. May the hope of the Christmas season bring you both peace and strength in the coming year. As you are aware, two years ago I was also facing a time of uncertainty with health issues and a lengthy rehab. By the grace of God, I am celebrating this Christmas with our family and have been drawn closer to Him through it all. We will follow your tradition at the table this evening. What a wonderful gift for you to share! Rob, in the coming year always remember that His grace is sufficient to get you through this. Can't wait to see you again...Marty and DeShea

    one year ago · Reply
  • Sue caplia
    Sue caplia

    Thank you so much for the lovely update. Yes this time is of love and hope, God gives us that Love and Hope. So happy to hear that Rob is making steady progress, today in church was praying that Rob and Cynthia you are missed visibly at church but know you are there in spirit. Enjoy this wonderful time with family and loved ones. We have so many thing to be grateful for and remembering to thank God and the ones around us is so important. Thanks for the reminder of your family tradition. Sue Caplia

    one year ago · Reply
  • Jeff Kleinschmidt
    Jeff Kleinschmidt

    Rob & Cynthia, Our best wishes for this Christmas season and praying for you guys to have an excellent 2018 where we are certain that Rob will have a full recovery! Saludos, Jeff & Isolina

    one year ago · Reply
  • Jeff Kleinschmidt
    Jeff Kleinschmidt

    Pumpkwuc

    one year ago · Reply

Leave a comment