Project 366: Day 353 A Tradition

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For the past four or five years, maybe longer, we’ve made the journey to Santa’s house at least once during the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas. In prior years, we’d visit Santa just about every Friday night. This year, our first visit was late in the season. Hopefully, we’ll get back at least one more time before he flies away on his sleigh. We are so lucky to have Santa living close to our house.

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Project 366: Day 350 Holiday Lights

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Today, I literally went out and bought more candles for the house. I am not going to let the darkness discourage me. Instead, I will find light and step forward. And, as I look at the glow of our Christmas tree, I have a greater appreciation for the fact that the boys, after I hung the lights, decorated the entire tree themselves. Their work is surrounded in light. What a glorious light. My prayers remain with all those mourning the loss of a loved one.

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Project 366: Day 332 Mike and Ike

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When my Dad came across people who looked or acted alike, I would sometimes hear him say, “Mike and Ike, they look alike.” That phrase is tied to the comic strip that ran years ago.

Last night, while visiting with Rob and his parents at the end of an emotional but beautiful day, I could hear my Dad say in my head over and over again, “Mike and Ike, they look alike.”

I’ve often kidded Rob and his Dad about their similar look; but more than their look, it is the shared mannerisms and quirks that crack me up and creep me out all at the same time. I love these two guys – Mike and Ike.

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Project 366: Day 331 A Day for Walter

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Today, we will publicly mourn with friends and family over the loss of Walter – a son, a brother, a father, a husband, a nephew, a cousin, an in-law, a friend, and a co-worker. People will speak about how Walter touched their life, and music and songs will be played and sung expressing the sorrow felt. Though many (buckets of) tears will be shed, laughter will be heard, memories will be shared, and comfort will be provided through family, friends, and faith.

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