December 2018 Editor's Fix

What we have once enjoyed we can never lose; all that we deeply love becomes a part of us. – Helen Keller

As the holidays approach, I tend to become a sentimental mess. Even more so now that I have children. Decades of memories are layered within my mind, creating a general feeling of longing for this time of year and all that it brings. What I have found interesting, though is how this can also cause a feeling of melancholy. Things just aren’t the same. And how can they be? I have nostalgia for a Christmas comprised of the best parts and people of over 30 years of celebrations…

It’s inevitable. With time, things change. And these changes can be so hard. We miss people, we miss traditions, we miss how we felt, and we lament the losses. But, what I have come to learn is that these changes can lead to memories we’ll one day look back on just as fondly.

Sometimes we have to let go a little to truly experience what is happening right now. All of our memories become a part of us… they are something we carry in our hearts, something we can share with others with pure joy, and the real magic happens when these memories blend with the new ones being created.

Happy holidays, everyone. Wishing you fond memories, new and old.