24 December 2007

Merry Christmas!

It's been a busy year at the Refuge.

Last year at this time I worked for a different company, so this year brings a new (and in many respects, better) job.

Last year I had one grandson I had never met. This year he and his brother came to stay with us for a month.

My younger sister and her husband came to visit, and a good time was had by all.

My older sister moved to Virginia, a couple of hundred miles away. Big changes this year for her as well.

And finally, my wife of 14 years has been diagnosed with cancer, a potentially life threatening condition. I am hopeful, but more to the point, I have taken to heart the lesson that we must cherish every moment as if it were our last, because one day it will be.

Thanks to all of you for dropping by, have a very Merry Christmas and a glorious New Year!

God bless us all, every one.


Crime Dog said...

Larry, having been ill myself for a while, I have not followed up on comments in my own blog in some time. When I did so, I found yours and stopped by here for a visit. Let me extend my best wishes and good energy to you and your family as your wife overcomes - as I'm sure she will - her illness.

Larry said...

Thanks for dropping by Crime Dog, and for the well wishes which are greatly appreciated. The docs are pretty optimistic, and so is she, so I think it will all work out for the good.