"The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.
Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged". Deuteronomy 31:8
This verse has meant a lot to our family this past year. We are grateful for God's love and grace and
have many things to celebrate this Christmas season. We have kept busy with many normal activities and
several serious issues that make us really appreciate this wonderful time of year more than ever.
Steve and I were able to visit his family this past May in California. We stayed at Ventura Beach and
Palm Desert. The temperatures were quite warm but the company was wonderful. We also went to Alamosa to
visit with Melissa's in-laws which was really great to get to know them better.
I had two more surgeries on my right eye for cataracts that developed from the torn retina in 2007.
I am glad to report all is going well with my vision. I am amazed at the complexity of the eye and the skill
of the surgeons. A huge praise.
Steve and I have had the unusual pleasure of seeing our granddaughter several times this year. She
turned six this year and is such a joy. She and Shannon traveled here from Utah the end of May
to go to Elitch Gardens. She absolutely loved the roller coaster!!
Melissa and Karl celebrated their first year in their new home. They enjoy each other and seem to be
content with their lives. They attend Colorado Community Church and go to a young couples Bible study.
Shannon had a major car accident on Sept. 18th, shattering his right leg and breaking several bones in
his left hand. To date he has had five surgeries. His hand is mending quite nicely and he will find out on
Dec. 18th when he can start doing therapy on his leg. We have seen God work in amazing ways during these
last several months concerning our son. First, we are grateful that he wasn't hurt any worse and no one
else was hurt badly in the accident. Answers to prayer were abundant as God filled every need, from allowing
Shannon to work from home, rides to and from doctor's appointments, visitations with his daughter remaining
uninterrupted, etc. Shannon lost his job the end of October due to economic issues and is battling to get
unemployment because of his injuries. We know God also has these things under control. We are so grateful
for all of our son's awesome friends who fill in when we can't be there and all of the prayer warriors that
keep us bathed in love and support.
My mom, sisters and I took off for Branson the first part of November. We had a wonderful time creating memories
that will never leave us. This was a last fling for mom before she had hip replacement surgery on Dec 5th.
She is recovering nicely and is no longer in pain which is a huge answer to prayer!
Steve still works for McKesson. We feel blessed that he still has a job during these bad economic times.
In his spare time, he has been tiling our master bathroom shower. He finally put the sealer on this weekend
and has to put the door on. We will be glad not to go into the basement to shower.
I stay busy with my bookkeeping clients and volunteering at the hospital gift shop. I love working from home
and also the flexibility to spend a lot of time with my mom.
If you care to learn more about what has gone on in our household, you can just click on a
monthly link below.
We are praying that each one of you will have a wonderful and blessed Christmas and Happy New Year
Steve & Pam Walker