We made it!
Some of us are neck-deep in gift-wrapping, baking, and planning last minute runs to the supermarket and mall.
Others are done with holiday preparations and are eagerly anticipating and celebrating the arrival of faraway family and friends who have returned for the festivities.
And others are wishing the next few days away.
People arrive here from many different paths; some are marked by joy and Norman Rockwellian images of love and belonging, and others are haunted by the ghosts of holidays past, scarred by pain and trauma.
Regardless of how you spend your holidays, enjoy them on your terms.
Peace, strength, and love to those who struggle with this time of the year.
Joy and merriment to us all.