I love New Years. I always have. Whether I want to or not, I force myself to take inventory of the year past and allow the truth sink in. I face up to the moments I loved, the moments I hated and the moments I wanted to forget. This year was no exception.
To guide my thoughts I use these ten questions. I have included some partial answers because sometimes, to become vulnerable, we just needs someone else to go first. Let that person be me.
1. What is one truth you learned?
Steadfast love. I don’t know what this means yet and, in fact, I may never, but its there so I have no choice but to believe that it is true.
2. What is something that you are particularly proud of?
I don’t think I can even take credit for it, but Ella started kindergarten. In the early months of her life, it was a milestone I worried that we would never see and now look at her! She is doing great. She loves it and they love her.
3. What is the hardest thing you had to do? (Here is where it gets ugly)
I had to accept that just because something doesn’t work out, it doesn’t mean that you’ve failed. Sometimes, the paths we choose lead to nowhere in particular and yet are no less important to the journey.
4. What is something you changed to improve the way you live?
I quit one of my jobs and reallocated my time so I had more time to be with my kids.
5. What was your favourite Arts and Culture discovery?
Probably the Song of Good Hope by Glen Hansard (thanks Kiko)
6. What was something new you tried?
7. What experience did you appreciate the most?
Feeling a new little life inside me kick and squirm.
8. What did God surprise you with?
That new little life