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Duerson Family Year End Update! (by Karla Duerson)


Dear Family and Friends,

This year has been an amazing one for us. In February, our friends called us to see if we’d like to buy the house they had been renting to another family for the previous seven years. It is a house that I’d always admired for its living space and placement on our street. On Valentine’s Day, our friend showed Gavin and me through the home. We took a walk around the block afterwards and decided, with excitement, that we would love to make the house our home.

We made our best offer and they accepted! The timing of it all was astounding. We were able to sell our home quickly and began a few updates in the new home before having to move out of ours in July. The help we had from so many of you and Gavin’s amazing skills and diligence still overwhelm me with gratitude!

Now, I am writing from our new desk he made with an extra piece of our butcher-block countertop and anticipating even more change in our household. Our new space will afford another family member! I am eighteen weeks pregnant and this after having to say goodbye to three babies due to miscarriages since Neva’s birth. To say that our hearts are full would be a dramatic understatement. We are brimming with excitement over these blessings of a new place and a new person!

We continue to enjoy many of the same activities and pursuits we’ve had for the past several years—following Jesus with our Simple Church family, homeschooling alongside our Classical Conversations community, teaching Pilates, and playing basketball (now with Bluegrass United) and golf. Through the fullness of life, we are constantly reminded how it would all be absolutely impossible without you all. Your love, support, and help fuel our lives. How can we thank you enough for the gift of a life rich with relationship and meaning?

May the Lord, mighty God,
bless, preserve you and keep you,
Give you peace, perfect peace,
courage in every endeavor.
Lift up your eyes and see His face,
and His grace forever.
May the Lord, mighty God,
bless, preserve you and keep you!


Karla for all the Duersons (Gavin, Guy, Emma, Kendall, Beau, Neva, and #6)

P.S. If you are led to pray for us, we ask that you would remember our baby due in May, parenting wisdom, and new monthly financial supporters for our work with the Simple Church Alliance (details on how this works is found here).

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