|My Dear Daughter,
The date celebrated as the birth of Jesus Christ is taken from the approximate date of an earlier Pagan celebration
and it now seems this celebrated date is, at least in America, transitioning again to a Pagan celebration: that of
commercialism and greed. Enough of that but this musing brings to mind the births that actually have influenced
My Mom and Dad's births and lives are certainly important to me for many reasons of course. Not only would I not
have been born but their tutelage delivered over the years with their love and caring, hours of discussions, hard
work and some luck molded me.
Your Mother's birth and life is and always will be extremely important for more reasons than can be counted. You
and your sister's births and subsequent lives are now my most significant events with new joys experienced over and
After marrying your Mother and for the first time in my life, the discovery that I and another with the desire to
work together based on individual but blended fundamental beliefs could actually facilitate raising daughters was
amazing. I know your Mother believes as I do: with our love and caring, hours of discussions, hard work and some
luck we succeeded in raising two well balanced, honest, dependable, caring and lovely ladies. Without your Mother,
it would never have happened of course but I like to fancy that I actually had a little to do with this outcome.
I now have proof that what's good for the goslings is good for the gander because your love and caring, hours of
discussions, hard work and some luck touched another family member as demonstrated recently! I thank the two of
you for taking the time to question my somewhat confusing actions and therefore my health, etcetera.
Love is amazing and I certainly love you my daughter. Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!
| Christmas 2018 note