This is the time of year that all of us are waiting. Waiting for Christmas, Soltice, the New Year... spring? I love this time of waiting and preparation. I cherish the opportunity to contemplate and pray about each loved one as I create a gift that is just for them. I eagerly anticipate this season that is rich with family traditions. I look forward to each evening when we gather together as a family and light a candle that reminds us to be patient and watchful. This is truly one of my favorite times of the year and I am grateful that I have so many people to share it with.