I wanted to send you warm Christmas wishes on this Christmas Eve. I know personally that the month of December isn’t always ribbons and bows, sweet sugar plum dreams and so forth. Sometimes we experience loss or hardship. Maybe you’re missing someone around the Christmas table. If that is the case, I hope and pray that memories of their life bring joy and warmth. No matter what life has brought in 2014, Christmas is a time that represents hope. May we know that hope and peace and experience the blessings around us with a grateful heart. Some precious gifts that come to mind this Christmas are life, family, freedom and loved ones. We celebrated Abigail’s 16th birthday on December 21st which is so dear! Know that I hope that you all experience great joy this season brings!