Today is New Year’s Eve...and so ends another year, another decade. A new year is ushered in. Around the world people are preparing for the festivities, the gathering of friends, out with the old and in with the new. Auld Lang Syne will be sung at midnight as across the world arms are linked, together with hearts, for a brief few minutes.
It’s a quiet night for us; hubby is rostered on for volunteer Ambulance duty. And, of course, we’re praying there are no call-outs, no accidents and no deaths.
I’ve been thinking a lot today about the past year, and like most people working out which resolutions will be easiest to keep.
I thought I’d share a few of the blessings God has given me these past twelve months.
A husband whose support never ends.
A loving family.
The time to homeschool.
Amazing friends, both online and off.
Wonderful critique partners.
My first published magazine article.
My own office (even if it is a corner of our lounge – I love it!).
Watching my son in his first ‘acting’ role.
The start of my hypnotherapy practice.
And, as with everyone’s lives, there have been trials. People we know have died, marriages have ended. One of the things I’m most grateful for is that God holds the future in his hands; we don’t know what the next year brings. Though, personally, a book contract would be nice!
So, as we usher in the New Year and say goodbye to the old one...what are some memories you’d like to share? What hopes and dreams keep you going?