Well, the big Holiday is over for another year! This year, Christmas for us was just outstanding.
It's not just about the gifts (though they were great), nor the good food that stuffed us all, and of course, the reason we celebrate. It is about family and good friends.
During the past, we lived south of Atlanta, and our kids in Nashville, there were many years when because of jobs, we could not all be together. A lot of lonesome Holidays over the years. Since moving back to middle Tennessee, once again we have family with in a short drive.
We were so fortunate to have all of our immediate family gather at our home Christmas eve. During all of the festivities, while sitting here in my easy chair, I took a mental time out to just to soak it all in, to appreciate their accomplishments and remember their struggles that seemed so overwhelming at the time. They all make this old couple very happy!
Now, the new year is close at hand, and I am hoping it will be a good one for our troops, our nation, and all of our families.