Christmas 2013 Letter
The year has some amazing experiences that I have never experienced after years of living with anxiety, fear and agoraphobia.
One was a new job in retail that later led to being promoted to Part Time Assistant Manager. This job was a new experience because it required me traveling to a new area for the job as well as working and driving at night, which I had not done for many years. I learned a lot from this time as a PT Assistant Manager but I also learned that I am stronger than I originally thought I was.
The time I spent at Cato was a great experience in many ways, but also very stressful. I am thankful for the lessons I learned.
After all of the years of not traveling due to my anxiety and agoraphobia, we made a trip this year to San Antonio and Austin with some friends. It was a great experience and I got to see much of the state of Texas that I had not seen before. We had a great time shopping, sight seeing and eating lots of food. Good times. I have now made 4 trips out of town on short and long trips. Some have been a few hours away but others have been up to 9 hours from home. So, needless to say, God has done a tremendous work in my life over the last 2 years.
I love this picture of Mike and I on the River Walk in San Antonio. I had always wanted to visit there, but never had until this year. Great memories. Mike and I have owned our own business for the last 3 years, which is doing really well. Mike has a great customer base and great customer service. He is very well liked in our community, which has a great impact on his business as well. In about 5 years Mike can retire from his full-time job and his plan is just to focus on Texas Overhead Door & Construction.
The best part of the year was celebrating 30 years of marriage to Mike. We married in 1983 at the age of 16 years old (M) and 18 years old (A). No one thought we would even make it one year, so I guess our love was more powerful than most thought.
God has done a tremendous work in both of our lives over the last 30 years. We have walked beside each other through loss of his brother to suicide, the murder/suicide of my grandparents, death of parents and loss of other meaningful relationships. It is a great testament to our love when each day we still hold hands and kiss each other hello and goodbye. 30 years .. We are more than friends or lovers. We are best friends.
Merry Christmas from the Webb’s
May God richly bless you in the coming year.