This year we rang in the new year with a roaring fire, lots of food, games, family, and fun. I completely shocked myself and let the kids stay up until midnight (since it was the first year that we had company-our moms and Todd's sis and her family- at our appetizer party). I may have lost my mind. Shortly after the ball dropped we said goodbye to our guests and put the kids to bed. I don't think our kiddos realized how exhausted they were until the house quieted down. Tommy immediately started bawling his little golden-haired head off and when I asked him why he was crying he said, "I really miss 2012!"
Yes, 2012 was a fairly good year for our family. I am hoping that 2013 will go just as smoothly, with maybe a little less medical intervention (broken leg, eye surgery, etc). All in all we can't complain.
Our world, however, is in great need of healing. Our world suffered in 2012.
With the start of a new year it always feels like a fresh start in life. But I think we all need to be reminded that each day, each hour, each minute can be a fresh start. We don't need to wait for a new year to change our lives. If we want to be better, if we want to make changes, if we want to live more peacefully there is no time like the present. Don't wait. The time is now. Each moment is an opportunity to begin again. A fresh start.
God Bless you all in this new year, and always.