This year had its fair share of sorrows.
Well .. more than its fair share really..
Hard decisions… overly full schedules.. sick family members… missing family members … hospital stays… guardianship paperwork… disappointments… extra expenses… broken appliances…
…family members who won’t move into 2019 with us…
… and I didn’t quite finish writing the sequel in my book series like I promised myself.
To many people my year would look like a disaster.
But there were also moments that shined brightly. Laughing with my kids… watching my daughter shine on stage … watching my son gain confidence.. dancing in the waves at sunset… directing 2 great casts to showcase their talents.. a fabulous family vacation or 2… finished projects.. watching my nieces and nephews grow into amazing souls..
Our moments are NOT confined to the years that they occurred in..
I will still miss loved ones tomorrow.. that doesn’t stop today.. with the end of 2018..
We will still be figuring out my son’s future plans tomorrow .. that won’t be confined to this year..
My unfinished book.. will still be waiting to be finished in 2019…
…if our moments aren’t confined to the year.. why should the year be defined by them?
The moments in 2018 weren’t completely bad. I got to have one last sweet hug from our Auntie.. I sat and talked to a wonderful man for a long time.. not knowing it would be the last time I talked to him. But it was beautiful.
I could go on and on..
My 2018 won’t be defined by the good and the bad … the easy and the hard… the wonderful people who lifted me up .. the people I helped in return.. the finished and the unfinished..
The end of 2018.
The end of the year is just a moment in time for us to pause and take stock of our lives…
A moment to decide if you like where you are headed.. a moment to decide if you need to adjust your direction before we take that next step..
Then we step into 2019.. and just keep moving forward..