I thought I would leave this year with the Holy Family to see us out; may Mary and Joseph care for and protect us in 2009 and may the Christ Child live in our hearts forever. I pray for a strengthening of family values and that all babies will be born. I pray for the spiritual and temporal needs of my family and yours. And I ask Our Father for families to receive the grace and courage they need in any troubles which may beset them in the coming year. Blessed Virgin, shelter families beneath your mantle. God bless you all!