Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Merry Christmas from the Lindsays!
Greetings family and friends! Here is our annual end-of-the-year rundown.
Craig “Daddy” (40) – He continues to sing with the Parkview Praise Team and Choir and lead WAK (Worship Arts for Kids - Children’s Choir). He planted his 2nd vegetable garden this spring, at the right time this go-around. He got in some more tennis “lessons” with the kids, and coached Cameron in basketball, Luke and Cameron in baseball, and Luke in flag football. He and PawPaw Rick played softball again for Parkview, where they both helped lead the team. Craig continues his instrument engineering work at Jacobs Engineering, where he had the opportunity to be a lead engineer for the first time, on 3 projects.
Candi “Mommy” (37) – She is busy homeschooling the kids and continues to blog about homeschool and family activities. She also teaches Bible drill at church and assists Craig with WAK. She assists her friend Amy with fieldtrips in their homeschool group Bayou Cajun Homeschoolers.
Trips - Monroe (Feb, June, Nov, Dec), Dermott, AR (Feb, June, Dec), Houston (Aug), Gulf Shores with the Stanford’s and other Lindsay’s (Sep), Auburn (Sep), Clinton, MS (June, Oct), LSU at Arkansas (Nov)
We mourn the loss and celebrate the lives of Craig’s Uncle Leo Pitchford (1/25), our Pastor’s son Samuel Wimberly (2/25), and Candi’s MawMaw Colleen Stanford (7/16), but we are comforted by knowing they are all in God’s permanent presence.
Although we have experienced heartache with the death of Samuel and the paralyzing injury to our great friend Rob Shelby, we’ve learned from these experiences two very important things: Always cherish the time with your children, because you don’t know how long you’ll have them, and, glorify God no matter what circumstance He puts you in.
We hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year, and please do not forget the reason for it in all the busyness. “And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.” Colossians 3:17