(Here is “The 2014 Prince Christmas letter” that we are sending across the country to our “snail mail” friends. I thought you might enjoy it too!)
We did a lot of Welcoming in 2014 (some events we welcomed with open arms and some… not so much). Our Welcome list included the following:
Welcome back. We survived the worst winter in Michigan history. Our arrival to “the Mitten” and “worst winter ever” is merely coincidental… we hope.
Welcome home. Rob’s mom went to be with Jesus in February. We miss her!
Welcome to the real world. Alex graduated from MidAmerica Nazarene University with a degree in business. Well done, Alex!
Welcome to the Family. Blaire and Alex were married in May in Leavenworth, Kansas. We couldn’t have picked a better daughter-in-law even if we tried!
Welcome to the Good Life. Ben’s year included Olivet Nazarene University’s ultimate Frisbee team, a summer barista job at Starbucks while also working at a golf course. For Ben, free coffee and free golf equals “the perfect summer.”
Welcome Mat Ready. We moved into our new home in Grand Blanc in March. There are spare rooms waiting for occupants! Come and visit!
Welcome Doctor. Three strokes and a fall down a staircase for Karla’s mom and a few brief hospital stays for Karla’s dad whose Alzheimer’s is progressing has made us very much aware of the Flint medical community.
Welcome to the Pines of Burton. In November, Karla’s parents, after living with us for six months, moved into this memory care facility nearby.
Welcome Buyers. The selling of Karla’s folk’s rental homes, farm and most of their stuff has made Karla an expert of the roads between Flint and Hillsdale and an advocate of not getting old. It’s a lot of work!
Welcome to the Publishing World. Rob’s book, Chronic Pain: Finding Hope in the Midst of Suffering, was released in April. His publisher announced a financial crisis in the fall. Hopefully these two facts were a fluky and wild happenstance.
Welcome to Central Church! New vision, mission and staff at Flint Central have made for a full and crazy church year! Our prayer: “In Flint as it is in heaven!”
We will be excited to welcome in a new year in 2015!
We trust that you and your family are doing great and
we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Rob and Karla Prince
Grand Blanc, Michigan