Saturday, December 25, 2010

MOORE Christmas Newsletter 2010

Lights 2010

House all dressed up for the holidays


This is the second year since I've been married that I did NOT send out holiday cards and newsletters. Thank you facebook and blogs for eliminating that step. {wink}

As I started to write this year's newsletter I realized that I could copy last year's newsletter WORD for WORD and it would be accurate. So, I am simply going to RE post what I wrote last year. I still feel it all so fervently. I'm fully convinced that life is made up of a mixture of seasons. Our family has experienced many of them, the heartbreaking and the happiness. I'm grateful to be where I am now and I never want to take it for granted.

We try to own every TODAY that we're blessed with because tomorrow may not carry the blessings that exist today.

Welcome to our home sweet home!

Moore Family Newsletter 2010
(pushing repeat)

To all Friends and Family,

Throughout my adult life, one of the clearest lessons I’ve learned is that our short life on earth is filled with seasons. I am a firm believer that we all walk through different seasons of life. I’ve summarized our years for ten Decembers now. Some newsletters were new and fresh, with hope dancing on the cusp of every word! Some were pressed with pain from every angle, coupled with a cautious prayer to hope again. It is through these summaries that I can clearly see the many seasons we have been through already as a family. Chris and I are passionate people. As a team, we feel deeply. Love deeply. Live deeply. Our life seasons have been dramatic and colorful. We have experienced a variety of life’s samples and our family has grown closer.

We are in a season of enjoyment, loving every little simple pleasure right now! We are counting every minute, (Moore Minutes), not wanting to lose a second of this amazing life God has blessed us with! Life seasons simply cannot be predicted. They can change in an instant. Because of that, I want to live fully and completely. Chris and I encourage our boys to do the same. This is a very happy time for our family right now. We are blessed beyond measure. I have the best man in the world to lead our family and the three most adorable blond-haired boys holding hands, skipping behind us. I’ve cycled through the seasons though. I am aware that this easy pleasure I enjoy now may change in a second.

So, we soak it in….
Stressing less.
Smiling more.
Hugging with intention.
Believing in each other.
Standing together.
Delighting in progress.
Not being defeated with setbacks.
Embracing life.

After all, we only have one chance in life. Time is elusive. I don’t know what tomorrow holds. But I’m not worrying about it. I’m too busy holding on to the moments of today.

Happy Sweet Holidays to each one of you. We care about you all. Again, each of you has played a vital part in our life puzzle and our appreciation for you stays forever in our hearts.


Chris and Lisa
And those three cuties too!

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NanaDiana said...

Lisa- What a beautiful sentiment. One to carry you through ALL the years. Blessings fo the season to you and your family. Hug- Diana

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Jenny said...

Beautiful. Hope you are enjoying a lovely day of recovery and reflection! I think I need another day in this weekend though. I bet you do, too!

The Little Miss said...

I came by to wish you and your family a beautiful Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


Anonymous said...

How wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

I'm your newest follower, feel free to stop by and follow back:

- Ashley

Jane said...

Happy Christmas! Your letter is a testimony to your faith...sharing it with so many through your blog, etc. is wonderful. Thank you.

Here's to JOY! Praying that you and your family have a joyous new year!
Jane (artfully graced)

Anonymous said...

Hi Lisa

Happy New Year from Southern California. No snow here but a lot of mud slides and rain storms!

I hope you and your family had a Wonderful Christmas Celebration.

God Bless You, ~Ron

Michelle said...

Aww...what a sweet post! Merry Christmas.

caveman said...

Ten Christmases together. That's a lot of love isn't it BlueEyes? And a lot of wrapping paper too!

I am very glad you posted this. When I sat down at my desk this morning and opened my planner, my first thought was, "Where is our 2010 newsletter?" My favorite thing about living is growing closer to you. This year was a bit more trying than the last. Both of our schedules are full to the brim and there is so little time for anything except the essentials. But I think we both know who stands at the center of each others worlds :-)

You know, this Christmas, and in a lot of ways this year, is going to be a hard one to top!

Anonymous said...

very nice. i liked this. although.. i do like Christmas cards and im pretty sure you did send me one last year, didn't you?

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