I sat down beside a good friend in church last Sunday. She looked at me, sighed and smiled, “Hey, we survived another year!” I grinned and nodded, I knew exactly what she meant. Sometimes the paltitudes of the season run a bit shallow for me and I’ll bet they do for most of you, too.
Despite the joys of seeing smiles on children’s faces during the holidays…suffering continues here and all around the world. Sickness and pain do not take vacations. I visited sick family members in area hospitals and despite institutional efforts with pretty tinsel decorations, it’s hard to see loved ones nearing the end of their days with us.
*Please remember, Women Writing on Family, will be available to order from Amazon on January 10th. It has received glowing reviews and expectations are high for it success.
Many thanks to all of you who have taken time to write your comments to my blog…through my website in Contact Ann or on Facebook.
This month the only books I have to recommend are Clara and Mr. Tiffany, by Susan Vreeland, Compartments, ~poetry by Carol Smallwood and On Writing by Stephen King. All very good books and all very different from each other. Till next time, keep reading my friends…
I wish you all the very best in 2012.