I didn't plan on posting on this day
since I sent New Year's wishes on my last post.
But I've been inspired by all of the sentiments that have come my way,
as well as the reflections on the past year
that happened throughout the day yesterday,
in conversation as well as the media.
I love catching the "Year in Photos" that the news shows create.
Which prompted me to glance through my pictures.
Which led me to reflect on all the goodness in this past year.
Which caused me to be so excited for the year to come.
(I admit it, I'm a Pollyanna...
The unconscious bias towards the positive.)
So, I'll take you down memory lane and reflect on past blessings.
And so as not to bore you too much,
here is just a glimpse of the
525,948 minutes that have made up the past year.
My reflections have been sweet, nostalgic,
and filled with
Lots of these "moments" that have filled my life.
There has been cause for celebration...
And times of never-long-enough visits...
I had times with extended family...
and enjoyed more family stepping into the picture...
I've seen wishes fulfilled in the form of a job...
and had moments of wishful thinking...
I got to spend some time with the siblings (but not enough)...
and spent some time with friends (also, not enough)...
and I had precious, precious time with my mom
in the last months of her life...
(taken on her last day with us)
I know that life is a constant journey and
the road ahead is never straight.
It is filled with curves and hills.
With limited visibility.
But I hold onto this...
"I know the plans I have for you" ~ God
as I step into this new year and travel down my road.
With sweet memories,
And as the New Year dawns...
Remember, it's always a....