Has it been that kind of year for you, too? Incredibly busy. Plenty of drama. Here’s a few of the episodes our family has survived.
Long-term pet dies. Estrangement from family member. Emergency stay in intensive care. Gun pointed to head.
Life can be one big hairy collision after another. But when we catch our breaths and gather ourselves to go on, I think we naturally look for a brighter side.
I cried so much when our seventeen-year-old poodle was put down. But she had a long, happy life and is a part of so many loving memories.
After a long break, that family member is back in the fold, and while the relationship is different, it’s also much stronger and deeper than before.
The emergency ambulance ride that landed our youngest in ICU meant she was treated by the best for an on-going - but difficult to pin-down - problem. Now we can plan for an operation, hopefully, early next year.
The gun incident… Geez, it could have turned out a lot worse.
On so many levels, life is about negotiation. Along the way, we lose loved ones, misunderstandings occur, scary stuff happens. Sometimes we even glimpse true tragedy before coming out safely the other side.
While Christmas is one of those super busy times, with its own set of hurdles to leap, it’s also a time to appreciate life's many gifts. Wonderful memories...enduring bonds…welcomed opportunities…precious second chances.
What blessings are you counting this year?