As one life ages and leaves this earth, another is born. This is the case this month in my family. The rotation of life.
My father passed away on December 3, 2014 at the age of 75 and my new granddaughter, Alexandria Louise, was born on December 12, 2014. Coming into this world a whopping 4 lbs 15 oz and 18″ long. She has a good set of lungs on her, which is probably a good thing as she has two older brothers with whom to compete.
A family gathering with my sister and her family will be fun this weekend. She has two grandchildren. Aiden is 7 years old and Marney is 5 months. Combined with Austin who is 8, Corbin who will be 4 on the 30th of December and the newborn baby, it will be a fun, child-filled gathering. Then on Christmas Eve my daughter will come over with her three children again for our own Christmas exchange. Christmas is more fun with children around.
Everyone is busy now in preparation for the holidays, and in fact my next two regular posting days are Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. I hope you will find time to check back in, but I will take this time to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. If you do not celebrate Christmas, then I hope you have an enjoyable time celebrating the appropriate holidays for whatever faith you practice.