Some of our happiest holiday times were when the children brought their future spouses home for the holidays.
What fun it was to get to know each other and their family customs. What unexpected feelings of loneliness when they left to spend time with the other side of the family.
Since our years in Arizona, the holidays have been different. I miss the times when our young family would gather around the table. Now we have blended family times with our son and extended family in Tucson. This year Mom and Jerry will join us! Through the years many of us have attended the large Silveridge family dinner in the ballroom. Covid had brought many changes to our large gatherings. Six foot distancing, sanitizing and masks are issues that were rarely heard of pre-covid days.
Some of us feel it is safer to remain in smaller groups. Let us respect everyone’s point of view.
And let’s never forget the one thing that binds us; the love and friendships we have shared with one another.
Let us not be divided on this one truth; “In all things, love.” Yes, our tables may be smaller this holiday season but we can still celebrate our times together in other ways. We will survive these trying times and the uncertainty they bring. Let us just be grateful to be together once again. A long-time Canadian resident, Michael LeBlanc expressed this very thought in a farewell letter which I have published in this newsletter. As we reflect on these times, let us pick up our journals and write notes from this year’s holidays. I know mine will read,
“ Thank you God for my family and friends and for good health, sunshine, and fun.” We have so much to be thankful for and so much to look forward to as we gather around our family tables.
** Here is something to look forward to: The new upcoming 2022 Ticket Order List!! Watch for it in your mailbox soon! You will love all the entertainment and events I have planned for you!