Well, the title of this post makes this post sound bad but really it’s not:-) We have been home from Panama for over a month. It was a bit of a world wind when we arrived. Coming home in December landed us smack in the middle of Christmas season. As many of you know, we had left our home pre-decorated for Christmas when we left in October! We just had to decorate the Christmas tree and put up our outdoor decorations. We did most of our shopping online from Panama and our friends and family were gracious enough to pick up all the packages!
We had a wonderful Christmas together just the four of us in our home. It was a great time to talk and reflect over our time in Panama. We all had our moments of doubt while there but we all came to the same conclusion: God is faithful! We are so blesses to get to spend so much time together as a family. We have been overwhelmed with the opportunities God has put before us as a family. We don’t know any other families who get to do what we have the privilege of doing. We know this is a privilege not a right. We must always remember that this is not an option for everyone. God opened the door for us and we never looked back. We are truly overcome with gratefulness when we consider where we could have been, this life is so much better than anything we could have come up with on our own.
In the new year we are continuing to improve our family. We have dubbed ourselves Marmion 2.0! I have launched a new career teaching group exercise classes. You can visit my website at: www.greatworkfitness.com. I am having a great time meeting lots of new people in our community. Health is so important and I am so excited to play this little part. Rob will continue to work in commercial photography. He will slow his pace a little but will increase his portfolio throughout the year. Elijah is working on working through some personal things. As you remember last year our son was discharged from therapy after nearly 11 years! He has grown in leaps and bounds and continues to punch his demons in the face. He is the bravest boy we know. Alexa is tackling her first attempt at learning to play an instrument. She has chosen the guitar and is very excited to play. She started lessons and should be playing songs shortly, according to her instructor. She is also looking forward to playing spring ball (softball).
2013 is looking great to Marmion 2.0! Our prayer is that your goal this year is to slow down and take the time to live your life the way you want it. Don’t let others take your dreams from you. Set your sights high, you have God on your side and he cares for you. He wants you to succeed in everything that will benefit you. Luke 18:27 tells us “what is impossible for people is possible with God”. Dream big and soar high! Many blessing in 2013