Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Day 42 Update - 24DEC08 Merry Christmas!

I try and write a little letter every year when I send out Christmas Cards but since we have been extremely busy, I decided to put my letter on Joshua's blog. First and foremost, the Gandy Family would like to wish all of our family and friends a Very Merry Christmas. We would also like to thank everyone who has graciously sent us gifts and cards. Christmas is the season of giving and we are truly amazed at the incredible generosity that has been given to us as a family. We will always be grateful for the thoughts and prayers during out time of need.
 
As you can see in our photo, the Gandy's are at home for Christmas. Everyone knows how the end of the year has ended for us but not many know what happened in the beginning of the year. We were very blessed this year to have Lee find his birthmother and his half-brother. They are absolutely wonderful and are now part of the family. We also had the pleasure of being able to spend some time with them and Jarrod and Joshua love their Grandma Linda and Uncle Eric.

We were also blessed with another daughter-in-law in October. Christian "finally" married Jamie (they eloped) and now she is officially part of the family.  Brandon and Roxy are still living in Georgia and we wish everyday that they were closer. They did get to visit with us this year and they are both doing great. 
 
The rest of the story is conveniently laid out in Joshua's Story. Everyone who reads our blog is always in our thoughts and prayers. Prayer is a miraculous gift and we have Joshua today to prove it.

The Gandy Family is blessed in so many ways!
 
We wish all of our friends and family a blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year. May you be filled with peace and happiness this Holiday Season!

Love,
Renee and Lee 

3 comments:

Jamie(Sister) said...

I LOVE YOU JOSHUA!! I AM SOO HAPPY THAT YOU ARE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS!! AND I GET MY I LVOE YOU FROM YOU TOMORROW~ YAY ! AND IT IS DAY 42 AND YOU ARE DOING WONDERFUL AND YOUR CHEEKS ARE GOING DOWN! I AM SOO PROUD OF YOU FOR STAYING STRONG! I LOVE YOU MOM AND DAD AND JARROD YALL MEAN THE WORLD TO ME! YOU GUYS ARE LIKE MY OTHER FAMILY THAT ARE SOO GOOD TO ME AND MEAN EVERYTHING . I LOVE SPENDING THE HOLIDAY WITH EVERYONE. IM SO HAPPY TO BE A GANDY!! =) WELL I LOVE YOU GUYS AND I WILL SEE YOU TOMORROW ON CHRISTMAS!!!

XOXO LOVE YOU JAMIE BELLA AND CHRISTIAN!!! OH YEA I LOVE THE CHRISTMAS PICTURE THIS YEAR ITS LOOKS GREAT AND I LOVE JOSHYS SHAVED HEAD!! =) DADDY NEEDS TO POLISH IT NOW AND START BLINDING PEOPLE. =)

Gramma Linda said...

Snuggle Monkey, Jarrod, Lee & Renee,

I am so happy you are at home for Christmas. What a blessing for everyone.

Josh & Jarrod - I guess the fat man will come your way tonight. Hope you are able to sleep. Don't forget to leave treats out for Santa and his reindeer!

Love, hugs and kisses

Gramma Linda

Miss Laura said...

Renee, Lee, Jarrod & Josh,
We love you guys so much and are eternally grateful for the answered prayers of seeing you all in front of that tree together on Christmas Eve. Josh, you keep on kicking butt and staying strong. You are an inspiration!

Merry Christmas.
Love, Miss Laura & Frank