Things have not been so merry this holiday season at the Freehold, unfortunately. For over a week, Mrs. Freeholder's sister was hospitalized for an long undiagnosed condition and gravely ill. The decision was finally made to end her treatment when it became all too obvious that there was going to be no happy ending. As you might guess, this has been a difficult time for everyone involved. The whirlwind of hospital, death, funeral and holiday have combined to form something of a perfect storm. Christmas this year is going to be a bit somber in our families.
However, life does go on. Even for us, there will be celebration, muted though it will be. We wish all of you an early Merry Christmas, and remind you with fresh perspective on the subject to be sure to get in touch with your loved ones, your friends and yourself. If I may be sappy, don't forget to tell those close to you that you love them and how much they mean to you, because you don't know when you won't be able to do it ever again.