Holiday Blessings!

It’s hard to beat the holidays and kids! Their excitement and joy is contagious, even if they do overload the Christmas cookies with sprinkles and decorations! I remember doing the same, and Mom repeatedly admonishing us, “Not so much!!!”

Whiteford's Grandkids
Our special kids enjoying the holidays. On the left we have our grandson Jake in the back and his younger brother Hudson in front posing with Santa. We did a Polar Express train ride with them in Bryson City, North Carolina. On the right are the California granddaughters posing with the Grinch. Rebecca is on the left and her younger sister, Ellie, is on the right.

Of course, not all kids are of the human type. Our furry kids bring us so much joy all year through, and needed to be part of this greeting as well!

Bill and dogs
My husband, Bill, posing with our furry children, Grace on the left, Lizzie on the right, and Autumn in Bill’s lap. We tried to have it only be the dogs but no way corralling these three! Photo by Colleen Whiteford.

Wishing you a very blessed, joyful, and healthy holiday season and New Year!


Published by Colleen Murphy Whiteford

I am a physiotherapist, graduate of Saint Louis University Class of 1984. I married my best friend and business partner, Bill, who is also a physiotherapist, in 1988. We have worked together all these years - an example of God's grace! Together we started Appalachian Physical Therapy which continues to thrive. I am a big believer in the power of touch, the manual therapies, and treating holistically. There are many alternatives to medications, surgeries, and testing, but people are often uninformed. My perspective emphasizes the role of the connective tissues including the fascia. Lack of attention to this structure is the source of many physical ailments - our bodies are truly fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139)! I am passionate about helping people of all ages and diagnoses maximize their health, and empowering them to understand their role in management and prevention of problems.

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