Hello my dear friends... and Happy New Year! :-)
It is exciting to look ahead and know that we have been blessed with 365 days,
to live and love and laugh fully!
Oh how Our Lord loves us!
I know that I don't particularly like looking back...but I find myself doing so,
because 2016 had its good moments and very sad ones.
And they must be recognized and remembered.
Both my sons are in college now.
After schooling them at home through the years,
reaching this moment was a bit bittersweet.
My oldest returned to school once again after been home for over a year.
And that in itself was an answer to prayer.
He is once again returning this spring semester ... again Thank you Father!
My middle son started college for the first time, and boy was he excited!
He did wonderfully and he is looking forward to returning this spring semester.
For me, 2016 was the year of living and accepting this disease with no name.
Three years its a long time...don't you think?
It proved to be a very difficult year for me.
After many tests performed throughout the year, the conclusion is the same.
There is no answer.
I have learned to adapt to my new normal and
I am learning to give thanks within the physical pain
that is constant and quite daunting.
One of the blessings that I have come to fully embrace, is my quiet times with My Lord.
Nothing is more sweeter than sitting with Him everyday and talk about things.
Yes, 2016 was full of conversation with My God.
Of the saddest moment to share, my companion of 16 years... my Navarre, was put to rest this past year. His passing set the tone for the rest of 2016.
Oh how I miss my dog!
Not a day goes by that I don't remember him. I find myself listening to his shifting at night by his corner, or waking me up early to go for our morning walks.
At this time, getting another dog sounds impossible, but I know that eventually, My Lord will bring us the perfect companion... when its time.
Something new I tried in 2016 was social media.... and it was quickly discarded.
Instagram, Twitter, Facebook offered way too much noise
and kept my life living in a false state of happiness.
I am a writer...
sharing through words fills my heart completely,
so blogging will continue to be the medium I'll use to do so.
Pinterest offers me a venue of beautiful paintings that bring me joy.
Paintings share a moment in time that I find soothing and peaceful.
The colors blending together filling the canvas is truly magical... don't you agree?
Basically those two will be the only places I'll be when I'm online.
Now, I'm looking forward to the new experiences My Lord has in store for me and mine.