Merry Christmas

If you didn’t get a Christmas card this year from us…don’t fret.  I know you were probably up all night worrying about it:)  With the eventful year we had this year we didn’t quite get to Christmas cards….

So, I snapped a few pics of the kids before we left for church yesterday.


cheesy smile #1


Cheesy smile #2


Daddy trying to get them to smile:)


Finally, a good shot:)


Merry Christmas!

Even though it’s been a different year this year, we consider ourselves beyond blessed.  Blessed to have Tate and Kynlee in our life, blessed to have gotten the chance to know Jules and create amazing memories with her, blessed to have a solid marriage to grow on, blessed to have amazing people in our lives, and most importantly, blessed to have the hope in Jesus Christ, knowing our baby girl is sitting on His lap right now, waiting for us to come join her.

Thank you still does not begin to express our gratitude for each any every one of you that has so faithfully held us up during this time.  We consider you all family!

Love from the Lundeens:)


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4 thoughts on “Merry Christmas”

  1. Lundeen Family ~

    I happened upon your blog through another friend’s blog months ago when you first announced your pregnancy with Jules. I have followed your story with tears, prayers, and hope in our amazing God who is ever faithful to carry His children with His grace through life’s darkest trials.

    Thank you for your transparency and faith as you have walked this difficult road. It has truly been miraculous and beautiful to follow — a testament to our Great God.

    I am sending you this poem I received in December 1998 after our first miscarriage. It is a beautiful poem and I felt I should send it in honor of Jules.

    Merry Christmas!

    Teresa Zaklan

    My First Christmas In Heaven

    I see the countless Christmas trees around the world below
    With tiny lights, like Heaven’s stars, reflecting on the snow
    The sight is so spectacular, please wipe away the tear
    For I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.

    I hear the many Christmas songs that people hold so dear
    But the sounds of music can’t compare
    with the Christmas choir up here.

    I have no words to tell you, the joy their voices bring,
    For it is beyond description, to hear the angels sing.
    I know how much you miss me, I see the pain inside your heart
    But I am not so far away, we really aren’t apart.
    So be happy for me, dear ones, you know I hold you dear.
    And be glad I’m spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.

    I sent you each a special gift, from my heavenly home above.
    I sent you each a memory of my undying love.
    After all, love is a gift more precious than pure gold.
    It was always most important in the stories Jesus told.
    Please love and keep each other, as my Father said to do.
    For I can’t count the blessing or love he has for each of you.
    So have a Merry Christmas and wipe away that tear
    Remember, I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.

    (This poem is said to be written by a 13 year old boy
    named Ben, who died of a brain tumor he had
    battled four years. He died in December 1997.
    He gave it to his mom before he died.)

  2. You have 2 beautiful children !!! It has been an eventful year for you & your family & yes precious Jules is waiting ! But I have to say Kynlee looks just like her dad !! Merry Christmas to you & your family & by the way I see you & I have the same warapping paper the green plaid :) I still look to see if you have posted anything. Love reading your blogs and about your family and Jesus Christ !

    ~ Susan Howard
    ~South Carolina

  3. I cry every time I read your posts Allie. It’s hard to understand how events in our lives can bring so much joy and so much sorrow at the same time. Your faith goes beyond words. Jules touched more lives in her short time here on earth than most people touch in a lifetime and the love you and Ryan gave her made it possible. I pray that you and your family have a peaceful and blessed Christmas and New Year. We hope to see you soon – Love Kathy & Mark

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