Where to begin? The winters in Northern Indiana are certainly not the worse, weather-wise, to be found, but offer challenges none the less. Last winter was not unusual. But we have learned to deal with the snow, and the cold. Having somewhere warm to hide is always good, and a furnace with plugged heat exchanger meant that for a few days things were cooler. It only reminds how many things we take for granted.
Nick nears the end of the semester and will look forward to a couple of weeks of slower pace. January begins the final months of his Purdue career and so we look forward to graduation in May. He works hard at his studies and the long hours have taken their toll. But a few days should recharge the batteries and fuel the race toward the end.
Though I have turned the “farm” reins over to my nephew Justin, I remain as I said before busy. Among the things that keep me occupied is my writing. Even now I anxiously await the proof of Misty Creek the first of my novels to be published. I expect it to be available after the first of the year.
So you see that the Vander Veldens of Marshall County remain busy in many ways. But we are not so busy to forget all the people that make up our lives. Those nearby and others scattered around the globe. We take this time to remember YOU! And to say to each of you, may Christmas be the special time it can be. That you feel GOD’s love each day. That you recognize the blessing that come. That love always exists in your heart and your home.
We wish you a very Merry Christmas, and that GOD gives you good things for 2018.