Friday, September 14, 2012

A Sweet New Year

Thanks for being the shoulders on which we stand.
Thanks for lifting us up and sharing our burden.
Thanks for laughing and crying with us. Sometimes both at the same time.
Thanks for the mail and the packages and the pictures.
Thanks for the fundraising and the organizing and the meal-making.
Thanks for the prayers.
Thanks for the pure love.
We feel it.

From our family to yours, wishing you a sweet, happy, HEALTHY year of blessing.
Here's hoping that 5773 has way less hospital stays and way more mustache-wearing.
L'shana tova - Happy New Year!
May we go from strength to strength.

P.S. Things might be quiet around the blog for the next few days....between Shabbat & Rosh panicking, k? Catch ya in 5773!


  1. L'Shanah Tovah sweet Sommer family! Much love

  2. Wishing you a 5773 that overflows with goodness in every way.

  3. And a happy, HEALTHY, and sweet New Year to all of you, too!
    Are you and Michael both continuing to wear your congregational rabbi hats through these holidays, too??
    May you draw as much inspiration as I know you will bring to your congregations, and I thank you for bringing to me through these posts every day.

    L'shanah tovah u-m'tukah,
    Stephanie, Aaron & Eli

  4. Thank you for inspiring us; thank you for sharing your journey; thank you for everything you do.

    May 5773 be filled with blessing and healing and joy.

  5. Shabbat Shalom, and shana tovah - may 5773 be filled with all the normal, boring happiness you can handle! Sweetness and joy, health and more health. Doctor visits for tummy aches and sore throats, bandages for skinned knees and being out of breath from laughing too hard.

  6. Shabbat Shalom and L'Shanah Tovah, Sommer family. Sam and all of you give me inspiration and joy along with the tears. Thank you, thank you. May Sam and all of you, all of us, know only health, peace and joy in 5773.
    Much Love,

  7. Shabbat Shalom and L'Shana Tovah! I wish 5773 to be full with love, smiles and so much health to all Sommer family and especially to Sammy. I wish the hospital stays to be ended and I wish Sammy to go home not for couple days, for ever!
    Tomorrow night, at the first High Holy Day Service at 6 p.m.( and later) as a member of the Choir I will be singing especially for Sammy. I will ask the other members to sing for Sammy as well. Will be sending to Sammy our love and hope for health and healing!
    L'Shanah Tovah, Sammy! You were so brave this year, be brave and the next!

  8. Sending you all the biggest wish ever for a wonderful, sweet and healthy new year filled with lots of laughter, love and a return to normal.

    xoxo from NYC.

  9. Thank U for teaching example... From our family to yours~ May the days of 5773 be for you all~ just BEing......L'Shanah Tovah

  10. L'Shana Tovah to all of you. Thank you for sharing your journey with us. Wishing you a sweet and healthy new year, and whatever your new normal is may it be filled with joy.