The Burkholder Annual Christmas Letter: 23rd edition

The Burkholder Annual Christmas Letter: 23rd edition

In honor of our children beginning to reach the age of “adulting”, we asked them to contribute to the 2019 Christmas letter by composing their own Limerick poems.

Photo Credit: Katie Arndt Photography

Ashley Grace: Age 20, Sophomore Political Science major at Notre Dame – Servant heart, fluent in Spanish, and inspired to take on the world’s challenges in order to make a difference 🙂

Our girl has done well in South Bend

To many she’s been a good friend

She loves a tail-gate

Her grades have been great

Next year she’ll continue this trend

Megan Anne: Age 17, Senior at Cozad High School – Joyful heart, full of Holy Sass, 2019 Pole Vault Nebraska State Champ and enrolling at Davidson College in the fall of 2020 🙂

Turns out I’m a champion napper

I played a bartender that’s dapper

A science fanatic

And very sarcastic

Now that’s a very great capper

Karyn Allison: Age 15, Freshman at Cozad High School – Hamilton Musical and history lover, expert baker, math whiz, courageous athlete and kindhearted girl 🙂

I had to Rise Up to high school

Take My Shot and play it cool

Never back down

Learn to go a few rounds

And not be afraid to look like a fool

As for Matt and I, we continue to enjoy life on the Nebraska prairie. God blesses us daily, and we both look forward to another year loving and working alongside each other on the farm. We hope that the joy that Jesus Christ brings permeates your heart this Christmas and brings you hope for the New Year!


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8 responses to “The Burkholder Annual Christmas Letter: 23rd edition

  1. Becky Saddler

    Merry Christmas to you and yours. May your New Year be bright and filled with joy!

    • Thank you! My word for the year is “attitude”, and with it I am making an intentional choice to search for peace and hope. Continued prayers for your healing and blessings to your family in 2020 🙂


  2. Dawn

    Wonderful! I’ve loved watching them through your eyes as they grow up. You done good momma!

    • Dawn,

      Great to hear from you! Thank you so much 🙂 Time goes so fast, it seems like just yesterday they were little girls — and yet it’s been several years since I became the “smallest” one in the house 😉 It’s been a challenge for me to prepare for them to go to college. As much as I know that children are a gift from God and meant to be sent out into the world to make a difference, there is a part of my “momma’s heart” that fights the sadness that comes from letting them go do that.

      Life is a journey full of lessons!
      Take care,

  3. Roger Hunt

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all the Burkholder family! Love you guys!❤❤❤❤❤🎄🎁

    • Thank you! I hope that you had a blessed holiday season in Iowa on the farm 🙂 We’ve had a wonderful time and truly enjoyed having all three girls back home for a few weeks.

      Take care,

  4. You forced your girls to write limericks over the Christmas break? Sadistic. Why can’t you make them write an essay like a normal family? Merry Christmas, Super G.

    • Matt gets credit for the limerick idea 😉 But, I am generally a fan of it! Hope that you all had a very Merry Christmas and that 2020 will be a year full of awesomeness for you and your family.

      Take care,

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