Wednesday, December 31, 2014

a toast - to what came before and what comes next

when i take the time to sit and think about everything that has transpired in this past year i think to myself, "this has been the worst year of my life."  once i go over the facts and timeline of events, i get a tickle in the back of my throat and the urge to crumple this year up and bury it deep in a box in our basement.

the worst year of our lives.  which is true, but only for now.  because this will not be the year i look back on when i am old and gray (God willing) and recount as a way of detailing loss and pain.

our durability was revealed this year, our strength, the strength of our families, and the strength of our marriage.

this was the year of very specific lessons.  some quite stressful ones, some expensive ones and some soul crushing ones.

the best we can do - the best anyone can do - is make the choice to move forward.  to take the time to work on happiness.  to do whatever it is that most aligns with who you are.

nothing bad lies in toasting to new beginnings. 
so, happy 2015.
five has always been my favorite number anyway.

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