Today my gift to you is the gift of remembrance. I encourage you to remember the loved ones who have passed away. Today is my first husband Mike’s, birthday. We lit a candle in remembrance and thankfulness for his life. I love how Dan has been so very understanding and loving towards me and my children and even joined in celebration of Mike’s life. Today, light a candle with your family to remember those who have passed on, moved on, or moved away from your blended family. After all, this new family is a culmination of those that have been a part of your entire lives. Merry Christmas!