Starting at sundown tonight is Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. This is the tenth day following the new year, Rosh Hashanah, and it is when the Book of Life is sealed for this year. It is a day of fasting (for those who are medically able), prayer and reflection. It is the most somber day of the year, and yet it has always been one of my favorite holidays, even when I was in high school. I find it a wonderful time to focus on all that is important and have an entire day of prayer and community. The liturgy and music are beautiful, made all the more special because we only recite them once a year. Tomorrow morning there is a memorial service, which will be especially poignant this year as we will remember our dear Barbara, and I will think of my aunt, who were with us last year at this time.
I will be keeping all of my blog sisters and their families in my prayers --both for petition and for thankfulness for all of your presence in my life.