This is my first post of the New Year. Let me start by saying I’m eternally grateful for my family and close friends. They help me in ways they’ll never fully comprehend last year. I’m truly grateful and blessed to have some wonderful people around me.
This year is a new chapter. It’s the most important one to date because the trajectory of my life has been changed by God’s grace. You never know the biggest day of your life is the biggest day. Not until it’s happening.
You don’t recognize the biggest day of your life. Not until you’re right in the middle of it. The day you commit to something or someone… The day you realize there’s not enough time… because you want to live forever. Those are the biggest days. The momentous days!
But that doesn’t mean I’m without any battle scars. Like everyone else, I’ve had my share. I may hide them well but they are there. You know, emotional scars are like road maps of my personal history. Have you ever diagramed all of your old wounds? It’s not pretty and it’s not fun.
Most of our old wounds heal, leaving nothing behind but a scar. But some of them, don’t. Some wounds, we carry with us everywhere… and though the cut is long gone, the pain still lingers.
What’s worse, new painful wounds or old wounds that bare a scar? Old wounds teach us what we’ve overcome. They teach us lessons about what to avoid in the future. That’s if we’re willing to learn. I know I’m willing. God, knows I’m SO willing.
Happiness, restoration, and peace is what I’m seeking in 2014 and I’m letting God chart the course. Only He knows where I’ll be at the end of this year and the memories I’ll be able to share along the way. I pray this year will be a filled with big days, amazing firsts, and the kind of love that will make my family jubilant next holiday season. And I wish for you …all the happiness you heart and hands can hold. Enjoy 2014 everyone!
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