I couldn’t be happier saying good bye to this year. I truly believe this year was filled with more tears of sorrow than joy.
- January– lay offs at the bakery.
- February–death of a lifelong friend
- March–IRS comes knocking.
- April–hundreds of handcrafted cookies and was told to stop decorating.
- May–blew out my hand and in constant pain.
- June–daughter breaks arm and another dear friend passes away.
- July–begged surgeon to do something with hands; pain too much to handle.
- August–lose bakery, bankruptcy and daughter goes away to college.
- September–neighbor is hit by car and passes away.
- October–Mark in a wreck. Lost jeep but praise God for Mark’s safety.
- November–neighbor/friend freak accidental death in deer woods.
- December–unexpected home repairs and well, just didn’t feel like Christmas.
I know there was some good stuff that happened in 2015. My daughter did graduate. Mark and the kids are healthy. Mark and I both have new workplaces. We got to visit New Orleans and a dear friend. Yes, there were a few highlights for the year.
But in reality, I am ready to just say farewell and start over.
Isaiah 43:18 says, “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.”
I just closed the book on 2015. I don’t want to dwell on any part of if. It is over. I dust my hands off.
And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.