As the saying goes, time flies when you’re having fun. And time sure has flown by this year, as we can’t believe we’ve put together the final issue of Lake Murray Lifestyle in 2019.

There’s a unique perspective that working in publishing brings. While we certainly don’t want to wish our lives away, we’re always looking toward the future. We’re often already fast-forwarded to future months before the current month has even begun. The fast-paced lifestyle commanded by this industry can often make it difficult to really settle down and absorb what’s going on around us. Before we know it, the year is over and it’s time to move forward again.

So this December, with the holiday season upon us, we hope you make the time to take it all in. Enjoy your time with family and friends, bask in the magic of the winter season, reflect on past memories you hold closely in your hearts and keep the new ones you create in the present for as long as you can.

My wife, Cheryle, and I just took time to pause and celebrate a magnificent milestone, along with our family and friends. Our middle child just got married! As I’ve looked at my daughter, Alexandra, the bride, over the past few months, I can’t help but reflect on all the years I was lucky enough to watch her grow and become the beautiful woman she is today. She captured my heart on the day she was born, and she remains my little girl, no matter what her age. But, as I watched her marry a wonderful man, I was filled with pride and am confident that she and Brian are embarking on a wonderful journey filled with love and happiness. May the two of them always treat each other with love, compassion and kindness. And may everyone end the year 2019 with that same sentiment toward all!

We can’t wait to see you next year!