Tuesday, December 31, 2013

End of the Year

And so the year comes to an end and what have we done? Another year over and a new one just begun (borrowing from John Lennon).

When I look over the newsfeed on Facebook today I see a lot of well-wishing and comments about looking forward to the new year. That makes me happy that people are taking the time for it. At the same time, I fervently hope that it continues through the upcoming year.

Today marks another important day for my daughter. She is now 17 years old and is well on her way to becoming a wonderful young adult. Through the years I would joke about how many of the silver hairs that sprang up here and there on my head were caused by her shenanigans. She really made my heart skip a few beats on many occasions. And through it all she made my heart fill with joy.

Anyone who knows me already knows how I feel about my kids. Truly, they are a blessing to me. I only hope that they have known that, even through the trials and troubles.