Happy New Year! (Goodbye 2014)

As the time ticks away and a New Year approaches we look back on 2014 in rose shaded sunglasses. Its been a good year at Churchill Estates Retirement Community, we have lots of memories to look back fondly on. We think back on the friends we’ve made and the loved ones we’ve lost. We look back at the events that we enjoyed so much.

 We’ve had some fun moments at Churchill Estates this year and we can’t wait to see what 2015 will bring, we hope it starts tomorrow with a Duck victory in the Rose Bowl! Below is a note from our owners! Happy New year from all of us at Churchill Estates Retirement Community on a beautiful, chilly, sunny Eugene afternoon!

 

Happy New Year from the Owners!

Ron and I have been owners of Churchill for many years. Ron being the builder and partner with three others. In 1977 Churchill was built and operated by the other partners. After several years the other partners wanted to move on to other ventures and we became the sole owners in 1984. We lived in Oregon for several years then returned to Wenatchee, Washington where we had previously lived.

Churchill's Owners Ron and Joyce Knutson

Churchill's Owners Ron and Joyce Knutson

We have been so blessed with managers that work very hard and long to keep a good reputation for our facility in the community, and with member of the families and our residents. We pray your home at Churchill has been a blessing and a place of care and peace during your stay. Some have been with us for many years and we do want you to know that you are very special to us.

Even though we don’t get to visit with you very often, we wish all of you a very Happy New Year!

We leave you with this prayer, and our wishes for the very best this coming year.

 

 

 

A PRAYER FOR THE LIVING

Life,

Break in me whatever needs to be broken.

Fix my hope of ever being fixed.

Use me. Draw every ounce of creativity out of me. Help me live a radically unique life, forever forging a never-before-trodden path in the forest.

Show me how to love more deeply than I ever thought possible.

Whatever I am still turning away from, keep shoving in my face.

Whatever I am still at war with, help me soften towards, relax into, fully embrace.

Where my heart is still closed, show me a way to open it without violence.

Where I am still holding on, help me let go.

Give me challenges and struggles and seemingly insurmountable obstacles, if that will bring an even deeper humility and trust in the intelligence of life.

Help me laugh at my own seriousness.

Allow me to find the humor in the dark places.

Show me a profound sense of rest in the midst of the storm.

Don't spare me from the truth. Ever.

Let gratitude be my guide.

Let forgiveness be my mantra.

Let this moment be a constant companion.

Let me see your face in every face.

Let me feel your warm presence in my own presence.

Hold me when I stumble.

Breathe me when I cannot breathe.

Let me die living, not live dying.

Amen.

Love,

Ron and Joyce Knutson