As we approach Christmas Day and the beginning of a New Year, we look back and remember moments of years gone by. Sometimes memories are welcomed like an old friend bringing familiarity and comfort to our soul. Other times a snapshot of deep loss or sudden tragedy can evoke feelings of pain and regret.
One ideal we all share is that the spirit of Christmas is "meant" to be a time of HOPE and PEACE. Albeit this vision is often interrupted with reminders of experiences we may have encountered at some point in our lives; sickness, loneliness, loss, poverty, and prejudices of all forms are painful realities which can impede our ability to experience the true joy and love that Christmas is meant to bestow. For those of us, I extend my heartfelt prayers and wishes for healing and strength.
At this time I also want to thank all of you who have given me support and friendship throughout the year. I wish all of you a Very Merry Christmas and a New Year filled with HOPE and PEACE!