It would be a lie to say we’ve had a great year.  Our emotions have been rattled to the point of experiencing days where we can only sit and sob.  Some days have been okay and sprinkled in here and there I think we’re beginning to have some good days (maybe not this week).

This time last year we were excited about the future and the pending arrival of Carter.  Our beautiful daughters had given us one granddaughter with a grandson and another grandbaby (sex unknown) on the way.  We had planned to have a lot of fun with these babies and our entire family and there was no thought about the murky waters lying ahead of us.  As we’ve seen, our plans seldom work out the way we have arranged them.  We have the ability to control so little in our lives and we take so much for granted.

While our year didn’t go as planned, I’m sensing that the time is near for the “next thing”.  I don’t know what that is; but I hope it is a mountaintop experience like Carter’s birthday last year.

“We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”  Joseph Campbell

“You don’t always need a plan.  Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go, and see what happens.”   Mandy Hale

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