My mom, brother and sister-in-law are cleaning up the kitchen after a wonderful meal. They're letting me be the bum on the computer. Late tonight my other brother will fly in, and we'll all be together for the weekend.
So many things went wrong this year, so many things wait for us at home to deal with, but at this moment, on this weekend, it is just so good, so blessed. I'm so glad that we get to end the year this way. It helps put things in perspective.
So I am grateful. And meditative, and hopeful for the new year despite it all.
Have a great New Year's celebration, and Happy New Year! Thanks be to God.