New Year's Eve/Day has proven to be more sad than Christmas. Michelle, Tom, and Cooper came for Christmas. It was low-key and that was good. Don Steele helped out with the services, putting together the whole Tidings of Comfort service. We had five youth and young adults provide music for Christmas Eve. It was really nice, especially as I have been privileged to watch all of them grow up in the church during my seven years here. I put the liturgy together and Don preached. I hid behind the tree.
Lovely and I spent New Year's Eve together alone. We did not want to do anything with anyone. We did parallel play. She put together this cabinet she ordered and I watched football. We watched the ball drop and cried at midnight.
The television flashed pictures of famous people who died in 2012. Zach wasn't one of them. He won't be remembered in lists. No big accomplishments will be credited to him. But he was the most important person in my life who has died this past year, or in any year. Zach will not see any of 2013 or any year hereafter and that is heartbreaking. Unbearable to imagine. It is such a waste.
I love you, buddy.