Christmas officially ended for our family on January 6th- the Feast of Epiphany- the feast of the Three Kings. I am slowly getting back to work, and like most of you, putting away the Christmas trimmings for another year and boxing up all the memories to cherish again at some later date.
Our children were all home with us and it was wonderful being together. I hope all of you were able to spend some of the Christmas season with your loved ones. Thanks to all of you who sent us Christmas greetings and well wishes for the new year.
As our son was packing up and getting ready to go back to school for his last college semester, he wistfully repeated a sentiment that we have voiced many times to our children over the years: "The party's over." The children, and sometimes we, want the fun to keep going. But we know we must go back, just as the Three Wise Men went back. This year, this time, we want to go back a different way; not complaining that it doesn't last, but rather holding on to the hope that peace and goodwill will not be boxed up and put away until next December comes around again. Isn't that really our best resolution of all?