And best wishes for 2013
It's Christmas Eve. I have a day of work at the store ahead of me -- the last day of Christmas shopping. Then the days of Christmas clearance begin. I am looking forward to a few vacation days in early January! I expect to return to more regular blog-writing as my work schedule slows down again.
This evening I hope to go to a Christmas Eve church service with my family. When I get home, I want to do a few things in the kitchen before I go to bed. A few short hours later, it will be Christmas day. We will open gifts with the children and enjoy the day together.
Many dark, sad and worrying events are in the news, and many of us cope with our own sorrows, worries, and stresses at the holidays. December is never an easy month of the year, and especially not this year. As Christmas Day approaches, I see the world's need (and my own need!) for the Savior more clearly than I ever have. He is the source of peace, hope, love, and joy.
I wish you a Happy Christmas. May God bless you and your family throughout the New Year.