The sun set on 2008 late yesterday afternoon. What a year of extremes it was. We all had our own "highs and lows." We each know what they were and should probably keep it at that and move on to this new year with eyes forward, heads held high, warm hearts and open arms. Let's do this while not forgetting the difficult lessons of the past year. This is my prayer.
It is said that "Hope springs eternal." My hope was surely refreshed in late 2008 with the birth of our grandson. So, it is with hope for the future, a better future, that I say "Welcome 2009."