My thoughts and prayers go out to Tammy Martin Thurmon, Executive Director of the GSCA, and her family this holiday weekend. Tammy’s mother Gail, age 71, passed away on Friday in a single car accident. The family requests that in her memory donations be sent to Lake Anna Rescue, an organization that Gail Martin was heavily involved with which delivers high quality prehospital emergency medical care and related services to any person in need. She also was a reporter for The Central Virginian, providing a number of pieces each week about the community in which she lived and which she loved. On this combined day of Hanukkah and Christmas, we should each take a moment and be grateful for the time our loved ones have spent with us and the lessons they have shared.