Today is a day to reflect on this past year, to ring out the old, and bring in the new at midnight. It was a roller coaster of emotions for our family this year. Happy events occurred like my daughter getting married in early January, having my book come out and have some amazing book signings, seeing old friends at the signings I had not seen in twenty years or more, making contacts with loved ones through social networking, my younger daughter maintaining her 4.0 grade average in college, and finding out I would be a grandmother for the first time. We have also had our share of sadness. We lost people we love, some of our friends lost family members, good friends had health issues to deal with, financial strains were worrisome, and we continued to mourn and miss my dear husband on a daily basis. I know this is something you never get over. But God gets us through each day. What an awesome God he is!
2011 brings hope to my family. We have a new baby girl arriving in late February,my daughter graduates from college in May, I am going to get a contract on my second book, and something new will more than likely be happening with my job as well. For those things we are going to ring in the new year as a family and be thankful. Surely there will still be sorrow in the coming year. That is part of life. When the sorrow comes we are going to deal with it, pray about it, and give it to God. But just for tonight we are going to concentrate on the good things.
May you all have a Happy New Year. If you are out celebrating, please be careful and stay safe. Assign a designated driver if need be. Thank-you for following my blog posts this past year. I look forward to sharing more with you in the year ahead.