December is a month full of as many things as legs on a centipede. The family gathers from all over the world. Hugs, smiles, and kisses are shared as soon as you enter the door. Everyone embraces one another in this month full of cold weather. Although, the snow is falling rapidly and it's hard to travel. They manage to find a way to make it to see one another. Once together, the family talks alot about missed time, the past, and the future. Tears are shed; however, some are joyful. The family remembers the reason for the season. They go to church services and remember who sshed blood and was beaten brutally for them. Although often chaotic, December is a month that the family embraces with welcoming arms and bright smiles.