Monday, December 19, 2005

Toby Packer

We have a new addition to the family. Toby, our little "baby" dog, has now been added. He is a maltese puppy and only weighs 1 1/2 pounds. I'm learning many things about myself with the addition of a new family member. My patience needs to grow and I need to learn to communicate better because that puppy understands everything Holly has to say and nothing I have to say. I guess it is because my voice is two octaves too low.

Holly and I also graduated on December 9th. I should be so pleased to graduate, but with three years of graduate school ahead, there is little time to rest. I can't wait to see and spend time with our families. Holly and I are so blessed to have families that take care of us and love to spend time with us.

And again I am thankful for Holly and her love in this, our second Christmas. Holly, you are the love of my life and I pray you are able to find a job soon to get me through grad school. So many things to be thankful for. I love you and Merry Christmas.

But most of all I am thankful to my God who sent Jesus who is the reason for this season. Though there is great debate over whether Jesus is being taken out of Christmas this year, this is all meaningless. Jesus will be celebrated in my house and in our family. To force him on the world is worthless. There will always be those who will not believe and that is ok, but there is no doubt that Jesus is the reason for the season and is worthy of all praise.

Praise God!