Friday, December 31, 2010

small words for a new year

The weather changes, and the snow falls finally, here in Denver. Snow piles up on our windowpanes, like something out of an old christmas card.

I should have taken a picture. It was beautiful this morning, all soft, quiet, and white.

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2010 has, arguably, been the most difficult year of my life. I know I'm not alone in that - I read so many blogs, I hear so many people say it, my friends write me letters, and they all say the same thing. This year has been difficult. I recognize that, and I honor your courage and hope.

There was beauty, too. Growth in the struggle. There were times in the thick of it, when I was drowning in everything going on in my life, when I would say to myself "You have always stretched enough to become what you need to be. This time will be no different."

Then, I would swim to shore. It was always there when I looked.

I wish you all an amazing new year. Full of dreams, of love, and most of all of grace that sustains you.

2 comments:

  1. I am so glad that I found your blog this year. I swear, you are such an inspiration. This post really hit home for me.

    "There was beauty, too. Growth in the struggle. There were times in the thick of it, when I was drowning in everything going on in my life, when I would say to myself "You have always stretched enough to become what you need to be. This time will be no different."'

    It isn't always rainbows and sunshine, but it isn't always clouds either. It's a mixture of both. I think that realizing that there's always hope or something to swim back to is the most amazing thing to keep site of.

    You are a gem.

    I hope that 2011 is a truly splendid year for you; you definitely deserve it. You are a delight!

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  2. This is so beautiful!! I feel exactly the same-it's been quite a difficult year for various reasons, but I feel stronger than I ever have because of it. That photo is amazing too.
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

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