It is amazing how quickly life changes in your 20s. 2010 was my last Christmas as a Henreckson, a shiny new ring on my finger. 2011 was our first Christmas together as a newly married couple, enjoying 70 degree weather in our new home in Pasadena. Christmas 2012 we had a beautiful 3 month old. Now we have a one year old and another on the way.
I have an idea of what Christmas 2014 will look like for our growing family and am excited about our family of four celebrating together. Of course, a year, while fleeting, can hold a lot. Who knows what else will change from now until then. What I do know and have seen the past several years played out in my life is that for those who love God all things work together for good for those who are called according to his purpose.
Rest in this peace and joy, and Merry Christmas from the California Rapp family!