Providenciales, 21 December, 2019 – Turks and Caicos – Christmas and New Year is by far my favourite time of year. It’s time for family. It’s time for friends. For many it’s a time of traditions. The house probably looks it’s best. There’s been an anticipation building. Old Years Night brings time for reflection on what’s occurred and ‘hope’ for what’s ahead.
It’s a time for giving, and sharing, and laughing and I hope just a little more time on things that give you pleasure.
It’s also a time when you realise there are people who are not present – who you wish could be. Perhaps because they are overseas, or estranged in some way, or perhaps because they passed this year. Remembering them at this time of year, and how much you miss them, is also important.
Having worshipped with many different congregations across the Islands Mandy and myself also know that the very reason for Christmas, the hope that this season brings in terms of Christian faith, hope, joy and love will not be lost on or in these Islands.
So with that from both Mandy and myself, and our children Charlie and Fraser, we wish all of you the most wonderful Christmas and hope 2020 brings all that you hope it might, but most of all it is kind to you.