What did I find this week? I found that December came and left before I knew what happened. It’s now the middle of January. Did I do a December collage? I think I vaguely remember it. Yes…found it in a folder and it’s now serving to remind me of the holidays. Holidays that, except for the light-up face of Peanut and wide-eyed wonder of Twix, were a bit overshadowed this year by Entrepreneur’s surgery and other circumstances.
Christmas 2014 looked a lot different from the previous year. I felt very blessed to have my entire family home for the holidays during Christmas 2013. Everything looked stable and my vision for the coming year was one of eager anticipation. But as they say, looks can be deceiving. In one short year, most everything changed, and Christmas 2014 proved to be vastly different. The Golfer moved back to Florida after realizing cold winters are just not in her DNA anymore. Our family now has a beautiful new grand girl to go with the one that is growing up entirely too fast. The Investigator is now a single mom. Entrepreneur is facing a cancer battle. Yes, Christmas 2014 was a far cry from 2013.
Looking back on 2014, there is both clarity and confusion at the many turn of events. Even though the new year has just begun, we’re facing it with trepidation and uncertainty about how our futures will unfold. So many hopes and dreams are needing to be restructured. So, as I officially say goodbye to 2014, I’ll share with you the collages I did of our year.
Looking back at them, it drives home the importance of living in the present…not the past…not the future. The importance of being thankful and grateful for all I’ve been given. They remind me of the blessings of family and how fortunate I am to be able to have such a wonderful one….good, bad and otherwise!
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