Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas Everyone

To Our Wonderful family and friends, old and new,

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and the most wonderful New Year ahead for you all

Words are not enough to thank you all for your love and support, prayers and guidance, warmth and generosity you have shown our family over the last year and before...

You are all 'presents' to us - the ones that count, the ones that dont disapear or break or get broken as other gifts can.

We had the most magical Christmas eve , Mark, Deqlan, Logan and I met Great Grandpa, Nanna, Meggie Conrad and Keaton at mass tonight for a most beautiful service - we sang Christmas carols and the kids did a stunning nativity play by candle light - breathtaking - i sat in the church, proudly looking at Deqlan sliding up and down the chairs , watching everyone singing, and kept saying thank You God - this is my gift - Deqlan and his health - the only gift i will ever need. The other is that Logan is with us celebrating this year - the other , we all went to mass together to celebrate the arrival of baby Jesus

We sang Holy night - my favorite Christmas carol over, more beautiful words, i think are hard to find!

Logs and Deqlan are now tucked into bed, having been read the Christmas story and excitement has started to build at the thought of Christmas morn - but, we will always always explain the true meaning and what the significance of this day really is.

We pray for all our friends that are ned, that are having treatment, that are looking for treatment, those in pain, those who have gone home to be with You Lord - we ask for Your blessing on all our friends around the world and their family and friends

Merry Merry Christmas, we love you all so much, God Bless
Mark, Samm, Deqlan and Logan

Verse: Isaiah 9:6For to us a Child is born, to us a Son is given. His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father and Prince of Peace.- Whatever we need, God has for us.- Do you need a counselor? He is the Counselor.- Do you need a father? He is the Everlasting Father.- Do you need peace? He is the Prince of Peace.- It is all wrapped up in the gift of JESUS!PRAYER: Lord, we pray for everyone reading this message. We ask You to protect, bless and provide for them during this special season. Amen.Luke 1;26-38

During Elizabeths 6 month of pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin. She was engaged to marry a man named Joseph from he family of David. Her name was Mary. The angel came to her and said, 'Greetings! The Lord has blessed you and is with you' But Mary was very startled by what the angel said and wondered what this greeting might mean. The angel said to her, ' Dont be afraid Mary, God has shown you his grace. Listen! You will become pregnant and give birth to a son, and you will name him Jesus. He will be great ad will be called the most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of King David, his ancestor. He will rule over all the people of Jacob forever, and his kingdom will never end' Mary said to the angel,' how will this happen since I am a virgin?' The angel said to Mary, ' The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will cover you. For this reason the baby will be holy and will be called the Son of God. Now Elizabeth , your relative is also pregnant with a son though she is very old. Everyone thought she could not have a baby, but she has been pregnant for 6 months. God can do anything' Mary said, ' I am the servant of the Lord. Let this happen to me as you say!' Then the angel went away.

We've raise a tree in our hearts and instead of hanging presents, we've put names of friends & family that we love and appreciate so much. A Tree with very deep roots and strong branches so these names cant be easily shaken off. We are glad your names are boldly written on this special tree


Anonymous said...

Dear Sam,Mark Deqlan ,bev and family,
Wishing you a very merry Chtistmas and a blessed new year.
Trust in the lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding in all your ways acknowledge Him and he will make your paths straight.
Lots of love nigel and Ruth xxx

Loren Stow said...

Dearest Samm, Mark, Deqlan and Logan - we wish you the very best Christmas ever! We hope that 2009 is filled to the brim with Hope, Faith, Fun & Adventure!
Love Always,
Loren, Darryl & Malakai