On the 4th Day of Christmas we celebrate and reflect on the traditions that are shared and passed on from generation to generation.  For me it is so fascinating to listen to traditionsthat families and friends share at the holidays.  Last night in speaking with a friend, I learned that their closest family friends growing up were the best of friends and so were their dads.  Unfortunately one of the fathers passed away.  But to keep the friendships and love they shared over the years instead of drifting apart they have continued their traditions and embraced their memories with what they now celebrate as the Orphan’s Christmas.  What a sweet and wonderful way to continue their friendships and memories as they celebrate life and loss together.  I am so grateful to my friend for sharing his story.  Keep those traditions, they make up a lifetime!