This season is permeated with emotion, activity, travel, friends and family, memories, hope, and spiritual stirrings.
Janet and I also enjoyed a dinner cruise on San Diego Bay with friends during the annual Parade of Lights (a parade of boats decorated for the season on the bay). We had a great meal and had fun dancing. The parade was beautiful. The San Diego skyline is awesome!
My son, Matthew, his daughter, Logan, my other son, Jared, and his fiancée, Tina, are visiting for a few days. We are having a good visit. My ex-wife, Valerie, and her friend, Jim, will be joining us this afternoon for Christmas dinner and an evening of song and celebration.
We have friends who are dealing with potentially terminal illness and others who have suffered devastating loss. Our thoughts are with them.
We also are excitedly awaiting the arrival of baby Lauren Grace who we hope will be born in a couple of weeks. Janet and I will be traveling to Holland, Michigan, to be with Stephanie and her family in anticipation of the blessed event.
The tears and laughter of the season surround us and we participate in it all. We wish the best for you and yours in the New Year.