The years bring many changes for all of us, some we never reckoned on! Christmas is a time of reflection; it is also a season of hope. As we approach the end of the year, it is natural to look back with contemplation and reflection. At Christmastime our hearts turn toward home. We remember our childhood and those we love who may no longer be with us. We think about the challenges of the past year, as well as the many blessings, and wonder what the future holds. We contemplate the unexpected things experienced, and often looking back, we clearly.