Speeding train  Christmas is like a freight train, barreling through the month.  Unstoppable.  We await its arrival with joyful anticipation, preparing the stage, counting the days until the distant lights grow brighter, and the whistles and bells reach a deafening tone, and it’s here!  It’s here!  We hope this year the train will slow, perhaps halt in order for us to relish its annual appearance just a bit longer, but it zips past as always, leaving us dizzy, flushed, and dazed, and the few remaining days of December are pulled along by its powerful wake, delivering us into the new year.

So, here we are.  Standing on the precipice, peering over the ledge, stealing quick glances over our shoulder of the year we will again leave behind.  And I am amazed.  And I am grateful.  Grateful for the memories, love and support, and looking forward to another year with all of you – our extended Sweeney family.

So, if the present is a gift, then the past is surely a cherished heirloom, and the future is most assuredly a heartfelt promise.  Here’s hoping 2015 holds all the promise, love, laughter, joy, prosperity, health, and happiness you so deserve.

2015  “Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.”

-Benjamin Franklin

Best wishes for a happy, healthy, and safe New Year,

Kim, Tom & Tim Sweeney