The New Year Is here! Together, we gathered to celebrate my father’s 88 birthday. But this year it had a special taste. Repeating the tradition he started when we were all children several years ago, we gathered in a churrascaria for a Brazilian banquet on January first, the day of his actual birthday. It was because of that fact that my grandmother gave my father an unique last name: Nascimento (birth). Along with the celebration of my mother new birth of her relationship with her health condition gained in Hawaii, we all celebrate the birth of a new moment in our family, based on love, acceptance and sharing. Let the new year bring us lots of new births with the birth of every day, every full moon, every smile.