These are our Christmas Card’s for 2014 that I designed and had printed through Smart Levels Media, the back highlighting some of our favorite moments and pictures… most notably, the March 7 one where Lauren got to meet JB in person for the first time.
::Let There Be Peace on Earth::
It’s our first Christmas with Johnny, and our first without Lauren. It’s bittersweet and hard and good and painful and joyful. It’s all of it at once, where joy and sorrow hold hands, where they blend into one and yet exist separately. If there is anything I have learned in my lifetime, it is that God is always up to something even when I can’t see it or feel it. I think that is the biggest piece of the Christmas story for me. I am also aching for the day His ultimate peace is on earth as it is in heaven where Lauren is right now. Until then, we will find ways to contribute bringing His peace to others… giving grace, compassion, empathy, a helping hand, the gift of His love. You can keep us accountable to that.
And may the new year bring Peace in every heart missing our Lauren.