Merry Christmas!

It is the most wonderful time of the year! That familiar verse from the old Christmas song brings to mind memories of sights and smells from my childhood. I think that Christmas really is the most wonderful time of the year. Just like George Bailey in It’s a Wonderful Life it is a time to reflect and really appreciate the blessings we have received. We get so busy in our day to day lives that it’s easy to forget that we have a Lord and Savior who was born in a manger in Bethlehem so many years ago. Let’s all try to open our eyes and our hearts this Christmas season and think about how blessed we are and what we have to be thankful for.

For starters, this great nation of ours was founded on trust in God and individual liberty. Please don’t take these things for granted and do what you can to prevent the erosion of our freedoms. This sense of liberty and individual freedom is one of the main reasons I believe so strongly in aging in place. The generation which began turning 65 this year are the recipients of the freedom that their parents fought and bled and died for in World War II. That liberty and independence is our birthright as Americans and we must continue to fight for it so we don’t lose it. We begin to lose some of that independence when through age or disability; we can no longer get around our homes or come and go as we please. Because this independence is precious to us as Americans, we fight to keep it. It is my honor and privilege to be able to make a difference in people’s lives by helping them remain in their own homes and retain their independence. I appreciate the opportunity to help so many people by modifying their homes to make them safe and comfortable as they age.

At this time of year our hearts also turn to family. All of us have loved ones that we have lost, and we miss them even more at this time of year. We long for just a few minutes with those who have gone on ahead of us. Make every effort to spend time with the family members you still have. We have no guarantees in this life, so let’s make the most of every moment we have. If you have loved ones who are struggling to remain in their homes and could use some assistance, consider giving them a gift of Home Modification. Here at Solid Rock Enterprises, Inc. we can improve the safety, comfort, and accessibility of their home and make a difference not just at Christmas but for the rest of their lives. Just get in touch with me to discuss the possibilities.

Of course, let’s never forget that Jesus is the reason for the season. In this increasingly politically correct society it has become increasingly prevalent to take the Christ out of Christmas. I for one will stand by Jesus who has done so much for me in my life. At this time of year, if you have an opportunity to reach out to someone with the love of Christ, I encourage you to do so. There are opportunities all around us to make a difference in someone’s life.

If we can make a difference in your life or a loved one’s life by modifying your home, please call us at (540) 384-2064 or send us an email at cmoore@solidrockenterprises.com. I wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a joyous and prosperous New Year!

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