Happy New Year everyone!
It is fitting today that I bring to you the Starfleet Odyssey-class U.S.S. Enterprise, registration number N.C.C. 1701-F. Odyssey and Enterprise, those two words mean so much too Star Trek fans, particularly the latter. They represent voyages into the unknown, physically, mentally, and emotionally. For my wife and I, this past year has been a year that has included all of the above. In that time we have struggled with preparing our family of 2 (3 if you count the dog) for a child, and hopefully this new year will see our struggles come to fruition. We have seen couples break apart under the strain of marriage, and we have seen couples strengthen their ties and set out on a voyage towards marriage. We have seen close family members pass away and others struggle with their own lives, and we have seen other family members prosper as they nurture their newborns. We have gone from living to a cramped apartment to a house that almost seems too spacious for us. We have strengthened our own ties to family and friends, while also strengthening our ties to our own communities, both professional and personal.
This past year has been an amazing voyage, and though our struggles are only beginning, the rewards are ever worth it. May you all struggle and be rewarded as well in this new year!