Monday, December 20, 2010
2010 has been a year of challenges and opportunities for the Khouris, The Blue Heron Studio, and our family of extended friends and all of our beloved animals. Howard's father passed away last February after a long illness and we are still dealing with the changes that has brought. We take comfort in that he is with his wife, son and the Father who heals everything and everyone. We lost our sweet spaniel, Beauregard, of fourteen years early this December. This has been a heartbreak that we knew was coming, but still were not prepared. We take comfort in knowing that God holds you and your loved ones in the palm of his hand. My son, Jason, and his fiancee, Carrie look forward to an early summer wedding, and Carrie's two sons make everyone proud with all their scholastic and scouting accomplishments. I have been writing for the Shabby Lanes magazine, and I look forward to continuing that endeavor, and the new studio space is coming along nicely. I hope to have pictures to post in early January. There are plans for some great classes, and the studio is always available to people just wanting to get away from the urban scene. It's nice to let the days unwind at a slower pace and appreciate the smaller blessings that surround all of us. My Christmas wish for you is that you continue to inspire and be inspired with all your efforts, and that the Holidays envelop you and your families in the warmth and love of this special time all year long. Love to all of you!