From our house to yours, John and I would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and healthy New Year!
This year was not an easy one for me as I had to place my mother in a nursing home in Scotland, but I was glad that she would be able to celebrate Christmas and her 93rd birthday in her native Dundee surrounded by her Lindsay family. Christmas is the time of year we like to get together with family and friends and toast good health to each other, to set aside our differences and reflect upon the good times and give thanks for our many blessings.
The attacks on our Christmas continue, but we will not waiver from following that shining star that led three magi to Bethlehem to meet the personification of love. For the biggest gift we have to give is:
PEACE ON EARTH GOOD WILL TO MEN!
When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road your trudging seems all up hill,
When funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest if you must, but don’t you quit.
For life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about,
When you might have won, had you stuck it out.
So don’t give up, though the pace seems slow,
As you might succeed with one more blow.
For success is failure turned inside out,
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt.
And you never can tell how near you are,
It may be close, when it seems so far.
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit,
For when things seem worst,
YOU MUST NOT QUIT!
Wishing you all joy and peace and hope for 2014!