Some say it’s better late than never so here is our family Christmas newsletter, but now we will call it the New Year letter! Enjoy and have a very happy New Year!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! We pray you are finding this time of year to be filled with family, warmth, and most importantly Christ. Here in the mountains of West Virginia we are enjoying a new form of family, attempting to find some warmth, and continuing to learn more about our Savior.
We want to thank all of you that have been with us on this wonderful journey so far. Your presence at our wedding, whether in person or spirit, and your sweet gifts have been such a blessing for which we are so thankful. More importantly we are so grateful for your love and support as we embark on this new journey together. We absolutely could not do this without you!
As we fully embrace this Christmas season, we find ourselves looking over the past year and where we were during this time last year. At the end of 2012 through early 2013 Meg’s Dad was fighting for his life. Christmas was spent in a hospital and the joy was hard to find. We are rejoicing this season in his health and life!
This year has been a time of intense change as we experienced the ending of our first year of college, our official union in June, a move to Beckley in August, two new jobs, and the beginning of another year of college (Matt at Concord, Meg at ABC). It has been an exhausting yet thrilling experience filled with joy and learning. We have loved getting to set up our home and embrace our roles as husband and wife.
The coming year looks to be another of excitement and change. Meg will graduate with an Associate’s Degree in Theology in May and will Lord willing find a full-time job, while pursuing doula (birth assistant) certification. Matt will continue his accounting classes and work as a barista. We are so excited to see where the Lord is going to take us!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! We pray this year is one filled with growth in the Lord, the Greatest Gift we have received, and finding joy in all of the small gifts of life!
Matt and Meg