My December Star
Twelve years ago today, Jacob Michael Almanza claimed his star, his brightness too great to be contained in an earthly vessel. Though his time on this earth was far too short for our standards he continues to shine his light and love through all those who were impacted by him. Thanks to his Aunty Amy C., he has a star in the International Star Registry (https://starregistry.com) named Jacob’s Hoku. If you would like to find it the coordinates are: Aries RA 3h 60s D 23′ 23″, and is directly over Hawaii in December.
A few years after Jacob crossed over we took a trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico and had this amazing star gazing experience. Out in the high desert away from almost all light pollution, with a huge telescope, we were able to see galaxies and stars millions of years old. I remember feeling both small and significant at the same time. Small in relationship to our amazing universe and significant that I am part of that Creation. On a clear December night, take some time to gaze at the stars.
Wishing you all a very bright Holiday season.
“A life lived with integrity — even if it lacks the trappings of fame and fortune is a shining star in whose light others may follow in the years to come.” ~ Denis Waitley
“Dear brightest star o’er Bethlehem, O let your precious light shine in with hope and peace toward (humankind) in every home tonight.” ~ Swedish Carol
until next time…