Here is the Belated December 2017 Christmas e-Letter:
Wisner Family December 2017
C'est a year to be born again, and the Wisner's had many milestones to celebrate - newly weds blessed, a nuptial nest, graduation and new college test, a couple publicly profess, even a semi-empty nest - this year vows to be the best.
Ellen (College Test) - A K-12 Brave graduate, U.C. it was either an Escape, break, or fate that she stayed in town. No more bakery - babysitting is now serious business - maybe even a degree to pursue. Leaving Rock was a Bear, no Cat was happy about that choice - a bow wow pair also. Rowing has a ring to the idea of exercise, but 4am alarms and weekend excursions can bug you (and "sit up" can too).
Jenna and Paul Robinson (Nuptial Nest) - May made marriage more memorable this year with a merger of Robinson with Wisner. The Wedding consultant (SDW), kept it low cost and a home was MADE. I RAte it a 10. YOU Can sLIDe over anytime to see the new gas fireplace. With busy careers in Nursing and Health Insurance, they will greet you with Hello Fresh and use their time for handyman (and handywomen) projects.
Susan and Garen (Publicly Profess) - Now Semi Empty Nesters, they are experiencing new life together. A big step for Garen turned into #100 Emmaus Walk (17 years late). Sounds like Susan could relax now but instead she presses on - the new Lay Director for Greater Cincinnati Emmaus in 2018. They continue to focus energy Outback with spiritual power of a backup generator. New members in two clubs - books and paddles will create activities together. There was a ginger moment on the cruise that filled the empty nest home sickness with the Mediterranean Sea. Other options like the trip to Salt Lake City may be future common stock for them both - with bountiful returns. Susan's avalanche of cards now allows her to talk like the rest of us about the 60's.
Some Very Philanthropic dinners preceded the Social Venture Partner Cincinnati 10 year anniversary celebration. Even declaring "I'm In" multiple ways, reflects the joy of giving - every bit of coin. Changing Gears from a Freestyle was a gift in two ways. Exploring the landscape of servanthood with and through others is our return on life.
However, renewals come with setbacks and attacks in many ways - oneself, friends, family and on the world. There is safety in only one place and one way. Christmas lights that way. Our hope is you follow the star, shine in glory, and rely on God - this day and the next.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
"Don't shine so others can see you ......
Shine so that through you, others can see HIM."