How did that happen?? How does time pass so slowly yet so quickly too? For most, this month will be filled with lots of hustling and bustling and merriment. For others who are without loved ones it will be a time of mixed emotions. I always try to keep in mind amid all the excitement of the Holidays (whichever ones you celebrate) there is an element of sadness too. I know one cannot dwell in sorrow but it is something we each deal with in our own way. This December will be very bittersweet as I look back over the previous 8 with my Abby and this year being the first without her. I don't have the joyfulness in my heart this year without her. All of the firsts are hard.