Chloe (4): Chloe is doted on 24/7 by everyone in the house. Yet she has no one over which to exercise dominion except the dog, Banjo - which she does. She enjoys singing to herself and is frequently heard talking in the living room alone making wedding plans. We have not yet learned the name of the fortunate fellow.
Abram (6): Abram wins the award for being the most fun to tease. It seldom irritates him and everyone is happy to oblige in the task. The rougher, the better. His eyes shine with a flare that makes those who like things calm and in order, tremble.
Baruch (8): Baruch is our thinker. He spends his time wondering how to reverse the gravitational force of the earth, how many pulleys would be required to move the house off the foundation and trying to find a new color no one has thought of yet. He intently listens to long explanations from his father regarding the nature of the world.
Abigail (11): Abi is everyone’s friend and confidant. Chloe regularly has a breakdown when Abi leaves the house without her. By riding her unicycle when we take walks, she makes us look and feel like we are part of a parade.
Jacob (13): Unfortunately, our house is not large enough for Jacob. For that matter, the city of Dubuque is having trouble containing him. An unengaged Jacob is a frightful thing for our family and the general public. Fortunately, he is a good self-starter (most of the time).
Mary Elisabeth (15): We would be in trouble without Mary. She is an example to the other kids, extremely helpful around the house, full of spiritual insight and is just plain fun to have around.
Drew and Beth keep fighting to see they are part of something much bigger than themselves, or their family, or the city of Dubuque, or our great
nation. We hope the Lord gives each one we love eyes to see past all the things that falsely make a claim to worth and blind us. There is no thought, object, action or person that has value apart from Jesus Christ.
“Worthy is the Lamb”. (Rev. 5:12)
Merry Christmas from the Tuecke Family!