Life is never certain, is it? Health is not guaranteed, relationships, no matter the kind, will last or fail. We simply do not know what the future holds.

My family has had some tremendous highs and some of the lowest of lows. We have faced hurdles that seemed insurmountable and some that, at the time, were.

This year, my youngest daughter and I traveled back to California for Christmas, as we have done every year since we have moved to Texas.

We had an amazing time with our entire family. I thoroughly enjoyed and soaked up every minute with my kids and my extended family.

This year, my best gift was the gift of making memories with those I love the most!!

I know we all say it, however, it is important enough to repeat…

Never take for granted the love and the time you have with your family and friends.

Happy New Year! Here is to living in the present and experiencing all that life has to offer.