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Pastor Warren…We Are A Family No Matter What You Say


christmas_tree_mo_011Merry Christmas from Tristan; Bob; Snowball; Moses; Teatro and Shadow, the whole Hand-Fott household.

It’s a quiet Christmas morn here in Northeast Ohio and it appears that it won’t be a “White Christmas”, which for me is fine tho Bob thrives on snow…more the better.

I was fortunate to have Christmas Eve off, so I sat in the living room watching all the Christmas Shows I could find on the “tube.”

Moses was curled up in the the master bedroom while Teatro was in the back bedroom and the “ole lady” of the family, Snowball (16), was on top of the couch with in between times on my lap. Shadow, our 10 week old Husky, does what most puppies do, run for a while, eat a bit and sleep. Oh yes and an occasional “pee” in the sun room if I don’t get her out in time.

Bob got home from work just a bit after mid-night while I was watching Christmas Eve services on TV.

After sitting and chatting about events of the day I made our traditional Christmas Eve popcorn to munch out on…our late Sofia loved popcorn and this part of Christmas Eve…it looks like Shadow is going to be the same as she jumped around my legs as the smell and sounds of the popping corn filled the kitchen.

This morning I arose early, Bob had all ready gotten up and was on the computer doing some research for Dare To Dream. Shadow laid between his feet as a silent protector of her new domain.

I made some coffee in the stove top percolator we got ourselves for Christmas and preheated the oven to make a loaf of orange spiced bread, to be enjoy with our meal later.

Then we tidied up the kitchen and I organized the order of cooking the “feast.”

Now, as WKSU baroque music waifs from the Mac, I sit to wish You and Yours a very Merry Christmas.

Later we will take our seats around the dining room table to partake of our 20th Christmas meal together. We will pray and give thanks for all we have. A home to keep us warm, while remembering others are homeless; our jobs, yet not forgetting those who have lost theirs; the bounty on the table, knowing that many go hungry and finally for the love we share as a “family” while being aware that others are lost and lonely without a “family.”

We will seek guidance, strength and protection in our prayer; ask for safety for the troops who are in harms way; blessings on our friends and Nation; comfort to those who are alone, lost or disenfranchised in anyway and that the “Spirit of Christmas” live with us daily.

No matter who or what “they tell us” we know we are a “family”.

We wish much Bounty, Love and Warmth today and the “Peace of Our Lord be with you and yours” everyday.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Scott& Steve Shaffer permalink
    12/25/2008 10:25 am

    Tristan and Bob,
    Steve and I want to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year.
    Love you guys and miss you much, we will have to have a talk sometime in a little more length but today is not the day for that.

    Again Love and Miss you,
    Scott & Steve

  2. 12/25/2008 10:29 am

    Scott, nice to hear from our Florida “brothers” on this special Day. Best for a Merry Christmas and of course a Happy New Year. Remembering Tear-Ez (Market St; Main St and Tear-Ez Too)

  3. debbie permalink
    12/25/2008 9:09 pm

    A Merry Christmas to you and your family.
    Hopes for a bright new year ahead of us all!!
    My best!

  4. Laura permalink
    12/26/2008 3:16 pm

    Tristan and Bob,

    I am so happy to hear of your peaceful Christmas with your family and welcome to Shadow and her first Christmas with you all. Best wishes for 2009, may the New Year bring much peace and happiness.

  5. Helen R permalink
    01/04/2009 8:23 pm

    Happy New Year to you and your entire family.
    I’m wishing you and Bob the very best this year.
    I love you and miss you too much.
    Love Helen

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