As I end this difficult year, I want to contact my blog family and friends to wish them a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. It has been a year filled with challenges, but as of now, we are still in good health and very thankful for it. It seems everyone is ready for 2020 to go away and for the promise of 2021. Maybe we are expecting too much, but it will be interesting to see what happens.
A new Christmas star will appear on December 21, 2020 in the southwestern sky in the hour after sunset. The alignment of Jupiter and Saturn will create a very bright star that can be seen by the naked eye. It has been 800 years since this great conjunction has occurred and another 60 in 2080 before it happens again. Perhaps this is God’s gift to us to encourage us after a long, tough year.
As the Covid-19 vaccines begin to arrive in hospitals, labs, and drug stores across the country, there is hope on the horizon for better days ahead. It has been nearly a year of lockdowns, masks, and social distancing. Here in Georgia, we have lived an almost normal life, but we are tired of the masks and other precautions we have had to take. Covid shut down our business and we are still trying to decide what to do next. I am enjoying the peace and quiet and not feeling so rushed to accomplish something. Charles has days when he is looking for his next adventure.
Christmas will be relatively quiet at the Dixon house. My Christmas came early when we had family for Charles’ birthday and Thanksgiving. Rose Davis, Stuart’s daughter, spent four weeks with us before returning to Texas.
On Christmas Day, two sons will join us for lunch and phone calls will be made to family spread far and wide in Texas, North Carolina, and Toronto, Canada. I hope that you will be able to spend some time—virtual or in person—with those you love and reflect on the reason for the season of Christmas.
May God bless you during this holiday when we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year