Thursday, December 25, 2014
Merry Christmas to all of you, no matter where you are! This is the season of the celebration of Jesus, our savior, and although it seems that we celebrate everything else at Christmas, it really is all about Jesus. We are suffering in sunny Miami this Christmas, and although it was overcast today, it was in the mid seventies. There was a wonderful pot luck Christmas get together today here at the marina. It was held at an adjacent island, complete with tent and tables. Transport was by dingy, or by some very nice elves in a marina boat! The Christmas feast was really good, and we were lucky enough to be joined by our son Christopher, who came yesterday and had to leave right after dinner. It was good to see him, he is really busy traveling and exploring the world in his own way. I just wish that I had done the same as a youth, I guess I figured that part out a little later than he did. We are proud of him, of course, as well as our other two children that we couldn't see this year. After dinner, the elves took us back to Saltrun, and we opened up the Christmas gifts before Christopher had to leave. It was good to see him, and we were sad to see him go. The Christmas spirit is a wonderful thing. It is a renewing time of many peoples faith, not only in religion, but also in their fellow man. It seems that every Christmas, people put aside their differences and stop to reflect on the year that is about to pass, as well as the year to come. We pray that next year is a good one for everyone, and that the year is more peaceful and prosperous too. The marina here has a killer Christmas tree, I bet the thing is 25 feet tall. It is coated in decorations and lights, a real nice thing to see when you first get here. It is very nice, but I think we got 'em in the tree department.