Michael had his first grade winter concert last night. This is his friend Ethan-they had a great time!!! The theme was "Helping Hands" and it was a night full of songs with very moving lyrics. It reminded me that there are many people who won't be enjoying a happy holiday this season. One song in particular focused on luxuries that we take for granted-warm homes, winter coats, food in our refridgerators, dinner on our tables-I do think that many times I forget that these things that I take for granted are just that-luxuries. So while the busy holiday comes upon us, I am going to try very hard to remember that Christmas is about so much more than the gifts that we pile under our tree.