Another year gone by. My birthday happens to be December 31st, so I am not only reminded that the calendar year turns over, but also am reminded that I am turning the page on another year of life. What’s in a year? We never know what’s to come and the older I get the less I think about it.
2012 brought loss- a friend I had been caring for for 18 months died, we lost our 17 year old cocker spaniel, I broke my elbow which took me on a journey I had never experienced and hope never to repeat. 2013 took me back into the world of working, new friends, new life. I started my blogging journey- making new connections and taking up photography. 2014 brought back my love for the beach and ocean. 2015 brought more loss- two close friends quite unexpectedly, my brother’s passing, changing my perspective on the future, changing my thoughts on never taking a day for granted, there are no guarantees.
What’s in a year? Milestones reached, family gatherings, day trips, smiles, tears, laughter, fun, joy, birth, death. Hope for the year to come. Hope that those we love will be with us throughout the year. Hope.