Out with the Old, in with the New

Try, try again.  Tried to publish this and poof it has disappeared into the nether world of app failure and may show up at some point unexpectedly.  No worry….

Happy New Year and a break from blog silence.

I for one, would like to say we should petition to not have Thanksgiving at the very end of November again. This is not enough time to do ALL the things.  And I like to do ALL the things!!!   An odd thing happened as I surrendered to the reality of less-time, I let go.  There were old, traditional things we simply didn’t do and new, fun things we did; this was also the first Christmas Eve in my married-with-kids life that I wasn’t wrapping presents and stuffing stockings on Christmas Eve——it was GLORIOUS!  We DID manage to squeeze in the Christmas card though!!   Fortunately after 20 some years, our kids have learned that if they assume the position, smile and cooperate it can be a relatively painless experience and over quickly.   It wasn’t planned or carefully curated—in fact the filter is odd and my hair looks a little green—And I procrastinated on stamps, but we squeaked it in.

Looking back on 2019, we had the usual ups and downs, good times, bad, struggles and triumphs, however, I can’t help to remember at this time last year I was still licking my wounds from my “downsizing” and working the midnight shift (a nod to my early career and a favorite shift to work).  Although initially a shock, that period of time was filled with great peace, knowing God had something pretty cool in store for me….I just didn’t know when or what.  2 months in, WOW! did He answer with an amazing opportunity completely out of the blue.  Almost one year later, I still arrive at work in awe that I get to do what I do.  It’s been a year of learning with lots more to go and I am so very grateful, indeed.  It doesn’t leave much time or energy for blogging but I am not complaining.

I don’t know what 2020 has in store for us, but I am working on letting go of MY plan so that I can fully receive what He has in store for me and I pray you can do the same.  It’s a lofty goal, but goals are good.

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I didn’t get anyone’s permission thus the fun graphics, but you can see my “greenish” hair

So.  Does 2020 mean a return of the blog?  Well.  If my dog continues to wake me up at 4:30 a.m. and I can’t go back to sleep, then yes.  Yes, it does.  Maybe.

Happy New Year to you and may 2020 bring you an abundance of grace, courage and strength to face life with hands open wide to receive the gifts He has in store for you.

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