A New Englander by birth, I kept waiting for hot chocolate season to arrive when I moved to Central Florida long ago. It was a lengthy wait. Winter. Redefined. I’m the mother of four, a grandmother to nine, and a wife to my high school sweetheart for fifty-two years. My faith in Jesus Christ defines my life. I’m all about spiritual growth. And hugs. Truth be told, I can’t be alone with a pan of fresh brownies. Warm chocolate with coffee is the perfect accompaniment when I’m curled up with a new book or listening to a friend’s life story. Oh, the places attentive listening can go.