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Reflections on 2014: Grace

Here we were at the close of one year and the start of another and I felt it was a fitting time to revisit the poor, old neglected blog and see what my brain was thinking a year ago.I came merrily along, subconciously feeling like I had accomplished a lot of what I set out to do....then I reread my entry on lessons learned a year ago and suddenly I didn't feel so accomplished.  In a lot of ways, I feel like I could just hit copy, paste, and republish for this year.  I felt like I needed a massive do-over on all the life lessons I thought I had already learned."Did I really learn anything?" I asked myself.  "I don't feel like I made much progress."And then I paused...yes.A year ago today, life looked status quo and stable. Plans were laid, ambition was high, and everything seemed like it would work out without a hitch.Then life throws you a curve ball--we said goodbye to my dad in a turn of events that none of us really saw coming.Yes, after his diagnosis of…