First, I want to thank everyone who reached out to me in response to my post yesterday about Luna. Every comment both on the blog and elsewhere made me feel a little better, just knowing that others understood what I was feeling. Thank you.
Second, I once again need to take a short break from my family history research. Starting at sunset tonight through sunset (and then some) tomorrow, I will be observing Yom Kippur. My children and my grandsons will be here, and I look forward to the time with them all.
I find that Yom Kippur can be the most meaningful holiday of the year for me. I try to spend time reflecting on the year that has gone by—thinking of all the things I’ve done, all the good times and the bad times. My goals are to think about all the people in my life and wish for them a year of good health and happiness. To think about how I could have been a better person in the past year. And to think about what I hope for the coming year—for myself and my family and friends and from myself as well. Sometimes the day is not as meaningful—I am distracted, bored, hungry, grouchy. Fasting is never fun, but sometimes it seems painless. Who knows what this year will be like.
So I haven’t made a lot of progress this week on the family research, but I will return with more on my Wild West ancestors, the Seligmans, after the holiday. See you then.
To all who observe, I wish you a meaningful and easy fast.