Since I know I missed people on my Christmas card list, I am posting our Christmas letter here, for your reading pleasure. Thanks to my Polish friend Renata, it is also available po polsku (see next post).
Our year in review:
On my birthday (January 15), we found out I was pregnant (Hooray!) and I also started practice for a musical production, Quilters, that I was in with my sister Marianne and five other women. It was a big commitment, but a lot of fun. We didn’t finish until mid-March.
At the end of March we went on vacation to
In the summer we went to
Ruben started going to our
Our biggest miracle and best news of the year came in the form of little Marcos Edgar. I had a much better pregnancy than anyone expected and went 37½ weeks! Marcos was born on September 9. He weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces and came home with us! He has been completely healthy. It is a delight to see the little fat rolls on his legs when we change his diaper. Our greatest misery of the year was that I had a tonsillectomy in November. It seemed like a good thing to do because it was free. We had met our out-of-pocket limit with our insurance because of my pregnancy. The recovery was rather painful. I learned the hard way that there’s no such thing as a free surgery.
As Christmas approaches, we are grateful to remember the miracle of our Savior’s birth and life. We rejoice this Christmas season in Him and pray that you will feel the peace and joy that He brings.
Olivia, Edgar, Liliana, Ruben, and Marcos