OUR CHRISTMAS MESSAGE FOR YOU
When I finally took a breather — just about impossible this time of year — I realized this was my fifth Christmas spent at home with family and friends. My wife reminded me of the pure hell of visiting a loved one in prison during the holidays: driving all night to stand in line for hours to get maybe thirty minutes in bedlam. The worst part was watching the kids say goodbye to their fathers when it was time to leave. If that didn’t make a man decide to change careers, nothing would.
With all the bad national news lately, it’s easy to forget that a lot of people are fighting their own private battles without making the news. Some of you ask for prayers, often for someone else, but you never whine — even with a child or elderly parent in the hospital, stacks of bills that can’t be paid, the loss of a job, or just One More Thing that comes along and knocks your feet out from under you.
My wife and I would like to take a moment to recognize and offer our respect to those of you determined not to give up as you deal with life’s challenges this holiday season. Your refusal to admit defeat or be a “victim” shows your personal courage and strength. These days, that’s worth a lot. When the dust settles and the big shots are on to their next headline, you’ll know who your true friends are, and what you are capable of surviving due to your own grit and resolve. You are the example for your loved ones and friends, not the politicians.
We wish all of our friends peace and resolve this holiday season and throughout 2015.
RoadBlock and Krisan