We've traveled through a long season of holiday celebrations, from the autumn Thanksgiving celebrations in North America through all the season's events of December—and we've yet another week to enjoy. These holidays bring to mind thoughts of family past—those loved ones no longer with us, with whom we once cherished our holiday traditions—as well as the family present with whom we are now celebrating. With hopes of family future, we pass our holiday traditions to the newest in our family in hopes that someday, there will be those yet to share in these meaningful times.
Perhaps there are none who feel this hope as much as those of us who have traced our family's stories through the generations. For you in particular, I wish the warmest of holiday wishes, and opportunities during this month of holidays to share your family's stories with those who mean the most to you.