Christmas Greetings 2018
Christmas Greetings from the Beckers!
Our 2018 move to High Point, North Carolina in February has introduced many new blessings. Our
move brought us closer to our daughter Emily, Jamie (her husband), and Molly (our 3yr old
grandchild), who live just 5 minutes from us. And our other children and their families are within a
3-hour drive. So we see them all more often, especially Molly, who comes over at least twice a week.
Our son Luke and Jessica (his wife), have Scarlett (8 yrs old) and Sawyer, who just turned 1. Stephen is
commonly known as Poppy to our grandchildren and he loves reading with each of them.
Our son Matt and Katy (his wife) are expecting their second child in February, which will be our fifth
grandchild. Matt and Katy just celebrated Cyrus’ 3rd birthday and live in the Richmond area.
Emily and Matt’s families have both camped with us in our RV. And Luke and Jessica have recently
acquired a camping trailer, so they too will also be joining us next year for some of our RV excursions.
Through a local small group and various church activities, we have been blessed to make many new
friends and we enjoy entertaining them in our home. Stephen has served as a supply priest on Sunday
mornings and to our surprise, he received a call to Saint Mary Magdalene in Seven Lakes (see
www.stmm.dionc.org) and started to serve as their Vicar (an Episcopal pastor) on Advent 1 in early
December. The church has a warm, personal feel and the call does not require us to move again, nor
does it require Stephen to work full time. Stephen has one Sunday a month off so that we can still
enjoy many of the benefits of travel during our semi-retirement years.
We often think of you and wish you all the very best during this festive time of year. Hoping each of
you will have a wonderful Christmas filled with love and joy.
Stephen & Ellen Becker
3613 Alamosa Drive, High Point, NC 27265 (703) 717-1638 email@example.com