Before I can forget I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, or whatever holiday you celebrate. In my family, we celebrate the birth of Jesus, the christ child. Yes, I know the date may be wrong, but everyone needs a set day to celebrate, so for us it's December 25th.
Next, I want to announce the lucky commenter who won the prize for commenting on my last blog. This is totally unbelievable since the winner is a neighbor. In all the years I've blogged and had contests I have never had anyone in my neighborhood win a prize. Congratulations, Diana LM. I'll be dropping by sometime during the week to drop it off. Smile! For those who don't know Diana, she writes a blog at MoJo Travel, and all you have to do is click on her name and it will take you to her blog. Diana and her husband work together, she writes travel articles and he's a photographer.
Now, I want to address the evil in Newtown, CT., and what a sad event occurred. We will be hearing about these killings for a long time in the news, so I won't say a lot. Hugs and blessings go out to all the people involved. It will be a long time before we are able to get over this event and for the families the tragedy will always be with them. We ask why these things like these happen, but there is no clear cut answer. We aren't the judges here, and we can only pray for all involved. Hug your children and hold them closer to you. We can only do so much to protect them in our present world.
I need a short break from my blog because I'm behind in all things. Smile! In order to catch up, I won't be blogging again until Sunday, January 6, 2013!
May all you have a better year ahead. I won't say Happy New Year because it would sound like a travesty to those who have lost so much at this holiday season.
See you in the new year.
Sandra K. Marshall