It’s Christmas. For some of us, we are experiencing hardship and loss (or remembering our losses and hurting because of them). Some of us have felt the holes deeply other years and this year is more joyful. Some of us will be separated from those we love on this holiday. This day and celebration is for all of us, regardless, of where life’s tide has carried us. Whether we are sad, happy, alone, struggling to believe, in a sandy desert or together with loved ones and friends. So, here’s to all of us. I’m grateful to be seeing my niece and nephew tonight and tomorrow afternoon. They are my “hole pluggers” at times when I miss my children. There will be food, family, and love. There will even be some of the magic that has escaped me thus far this season. Carrots for reindeer, cookies and milk for Santa, and the same request I have repeated for years, an elf please? May peace, joy, and love be showered upon all of you.