A New Year ~ 2017~

Here we are ringing in a New Year. I'm content with quietly welcoming it from my chair, sipping my coffee and letting my children sleep in. I'm relishing in the quiet. It's so rare, and I've found myself craving it a lot lately.

This past year was a whirlwind of change and conflict resolution, challenge and conquering fears, finding more of my voice, and trusting God is taking my hand and leading me in everything. My kids have watched the movie Chicken Little about 20 times too many and their recent prayers include "Closure" for some of the things we have faced this year. It makes me chuckle. But it is a magnificent prayer as well, especially when it includes God's will for our lives.

This year ahead will include much of the same, but much more as well. My resolution is to find peace amidst whatever comes our way. I realize I can't control certain aspects of life, parenting, and the actions of others. But if I seek peace, surely I'll find it.

Wishing you all peace and joy in the year ahead,

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