Christmas letter 2016

Christmas 2016

Dear Friends,

If you’ve been keeping up with our blogs and Facebook you know what’s been happening in our lives – the short answer is that things revolve around Glen having been diagnosed with liver cancer in February of 2016. You can visit the blogs at: My long running personal blog This one is more about Glen


The highlights of the year are more about what is happening rather than what did happen except for a few choice items –

  • Jessi, Brandon and the kids (Eion and Emma) returned from their three year posting in Japan and, after a short visit with us, went to Holloman AFB in Alamogordo, NM.
  • I am dogless and miss Sissy much as Jessi and family took her with them to New Mexico
  • Glen moved to Assisted Living in June. We gave up his studio so I consolidated into a single studio when Glen moved
  • Jenn took a trip to Kansas with friends. As she lives close she visits us frequently

Life is good! And it continues. My activities between visits with Glen include:

  • Taking piano lessons – a new thing I’m enjoying a lot!
  • Playing flute as often as possible and practicing whether I have something coming up or not which takes serious discipline.
  • Knitting….LOTS of knitting! And a little crochet
  • Quilting although not a lot at the moment because the Christmas tree is on the sewing cabinet making it really hard to open!
  • Swimming and other exercises as I try to control my weight and keep my hands, knees, hips and legs/feet flexible
  • Walks although not as much as when Sissy was here. I am on/off about the possibility of getting a dog
  • Chair Volleyball! Wow! What fun! And surprisingly good exercise
  • Four hours a week at St. Columba as church administrator
  • Singing in Wesley Encores the mixed voice choir which started three months ago
  • Various other activities at Wesley and St. Columba

I will post this to both blogs and Facebook as some friends only access Facebook or one of the blogs not necessarily all three and, of course, my non-internet friends get a hard copy!

Love, Christmas Blessings and hopes for a Joyous New Year!

Becca/Becky/Rebecca DeShaw

Author: bdeshaw

Mom, Grandma, raised a puppy for Canine Companions for Independence

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