Here it is, the Eve of another New Year. As I sit here in my living room and day breaks around me, its so hard to wrap my mind around the fact that another whole year has come and gone! Yesterday my hand held two little socks in them...one belonging to grandson Mason, already almost four years old and the other belonging to his baby brother Elliot, only a few weeks old ~ and I was struck by the swift passage of time.
I don't have any profound thoughts that I am vain enough to force on you, but I only wanted to wish anyone reading this a year full of joy in the good times and hope in the bad. I wish for everyone a warm and sunny spot in their own home to curl up with a good book, some wonderful knitting or delightful spinning and for the glow of that sunshine to encourage and renew you!
(Picture above from my living room, at my fireplace...note the knitting, the books and the crack in the stone wall, but also the glimpse of Mason's picture and the soft glow of the sun - all good representatives of my daily life)
I wish for you a family around you full of hugs and kisses, and for a life full of purpose. And while I am not naive enough to believe that everyone will be blessed with all of those things, I am reminded of my favorite verse in the Bible...one that sustains and encourages me when I need it. I will share it with you:
"Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope...Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are NEW every morning; great is your faithfullness." Lamentations 3:21-23
And what I CAN wish for you is that you have hope for each new day of this coming New Year....Happy New Year!