Friday, December 30, 2011
Reflection and Anticipation
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The book is swiftly closing on 2011, and as many others do, I am reflecting on the year that seems to have flown by.
Certainly the year held sorrows. Mom lost her battle with cancer in June, and shortly after, my young nephew was killed in a motorcycle accident, and just yesterday a friend lost the battle with a rare form of leukemia, leaving a wife and two children behind. While we will never understand how bad things happen to good people, we do know the Lord has plans for all of us. Perhaps he needed these three wonderful people to help prepare the Kingdom for the rest of us. Or perhaps it was just their time.
But the year held happy memories as well. Our oldest daughter graduated from college and quickly found a job as a teacher in a town just 30 minutes away from us. Her fifth grade class loves her, and they think she accessorizes fabulously. Our son began his second year at college, and shares a house with two former dorm mates (where they do odd things like cook squirrel and other things I don’t’ want to know about). And our youngest daughter began her freshman year of high school this fall, and became locally famous for her talent as a cross country runner.
Looking forward, I hope to grow my jewelry business by trying new venues for selling such as etsy, lunch hour shows at businesses, and new galleries or shops. My personal goals are to find a better way to manage my time, and to adopt a healthier life style through food and exercise, starting with a healthy meal once a week.
Though the year sped by in a blur, I do know that our family has been blessed beyond measure. The book of 2012 is opening, and the pages are waiting to be written.
Wishing you a year of magical wonder, and of peace, hope and joy.
'We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day.'
~Edith Lovejoy Pierce