Merry Christmas everyone. I am stressed, I imagine you all are too. It is a happy, excited stress, but stress nonetheless. Although I am not very festive at home, (we have not even gotten a tree) I have felt the Christmas spirit from others and that is a nice feeling. Some folks have given us cards and cookies which makes me feel loved, cared for. On a deeper level, I feel grateful for being able to do the work I do. For being able to touch people's lives in the way that we do. It can be difficult, scary even, but very rewarding. I am proud of all those who have worked hard to make their lives better and those who have faced their pain head-on this past year.
Lee and I have worked hard to create a family atmosphere at CCA and I consider you all a part of our extended family.
It is my belief that if we start to look at others; relatives and non-relatives alike, as a part of our family we would truly feel more connected and less alone.
Thank you all for including CCA on your journey!
Merry Christmas! - Susan, Lee, Zoe, Drew and Mike.