Happy New Year! Last night my parents and I lit candles and raised a glass to all those we’ve loved and lost recently. It is quite a tally. My Aunt Ellen just lost her husband Art and her daughter Janet, my mum lost 3 brothers (David, Robert and Frank), my aunt Isabel lost her husband Campbell, my brother lost his best friend and I lost Laura. Also gone and dearly loved, are Dr Hal Huggins (“Huggy”), the man who saved my life and healed me from MS and Laura and I’s Gerson friends Becky and Jessica. Life isn’t a box of chocolates, as Forrest Gump once said, it is more like an airport filled with arrivals and departures. So I also gave thanks for all the new beginnings. Two sets of dear friends recently had twins. So here’s to Sasha and Adam, and Hunter and Grayson. These beautiful little lives bring heaven to earth for us with their exuberance, wonder and joy.