Our idea of a “white Christmas” here in the Lowcountry is more about sandy shores than snowy hilltops. But instead of snowdrifts, we have piles of things to be grateful for. Thanksgiving was a treasure, but it’s only the beginning for the gratitude this season brings with it when you’re fortunate enough to live here.
On a personal level, the holidays give Mary Ann and me an opportunity to reflect on the relationships we’ve been fortunate to earn through nearly 45 years of living here. We certainly have a lot to be grateful for and appreciate the many business relationships that have developed into friendships over the years.
Like most years, 2017 brought challenges and opportunities. We spent much of the early part of the year still recovering from Hurricane Matthew. But looking back, it sure seems like a lot longer than a year ago, thanks to the way our community here came together, officials and neighbors alike. And it’s hard to believe it was just a few months ago when we dealt with Irma. The fact that we have these two storms firmly in our rear-view mirror is another demonstration that here in the Lowcountry we haven’t outgrown our sense of sharing when it comes to work as well as play.
Maybe that’s one of the reasons we keep getting named top island in America, and one of the finest places to visit or retire. While we certainly have some of the best beaches, golf, arts, hospitality and so forth, it’s the good things we keep seeing behind the scenes that make this a truly special place.
So – from our home to yours – all of us at Tom Peeples Builder wish you a joyful Christmas and good fortune in the new year.
(PS – we’ll be “home for the holidays” ourselves, closing the office on Friday, December 22 at 1:30 PM and re-opening on Wednesday, January 3.)