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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

A Christmas Wish for All of You.

Dearest Family, Friends and Kindred Hearts,

Ron and I would like to wish you the very best for the holidays, no matter how you choose to celebrate, or even if you choose not to celebrate!  This is the time of year when family seems that much further away, but love seems so much stronger and my heart feels full with gratitude for being able to live this life.  (Despite the craziness, fear and unpredictability that it brings.)

Ecuador has Beautiful Children.

New Age Shepherd

Rudolph Leading Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus...
it makes sense here.

Pudgy Cheeked Angel

We miss all of you and send you all the love possible from here to there.  This is our first Christmas outside of Canada and it has been, at times, lonely and exciting and has taught us things we never expected to learn.

For those of you who have not experienced the open hearted, givingness (I'm making it a word!) of the Ecuadorian people, I can say only this...we have much to learn from them.  I have never been embraced (literally) so genuinely by strangers or felt that their benedictions have been so honestly given.

I hope one day that you can say the same of us.  That our hearts and prayers were freely and joyously given to you and that, in some small way, it was better to have known either, or both, of us than not.  May you encounter kindness in the upcoming year, find generosity and acceptance and may you be happy.

We wish you a very Merry Christmas (feliz navidad) and a happy 2014 (un feliz y prospero ano neuvo)

Note the drawn on beard!
Hot enough for the fire dept. to hose kids down with water!

1 comment:

  1. I thought the pictures turned out very good, great colours. Looks like a fun parade, was it far from your apartment?