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It Really Is a HAPPY New Year!

Real life is about to take place once again…Sigh. Andy heads back to work this morning after a week-and-a-half “play-cation”, school will once again be back in session, and in the next few weeks activities will begin to invade our calendar.

The slow-paced schedule over the holidays provided a much needed rest. A time to put aside the usual demands to enjoy unhurried mornings and playing together with no time constraints. Organizing, cleaning out, and working on projects that had been looming over me gave a sense of relief.

With each New Year I seem to experience January blues. Finding it difficult to jump back into the mundane and grieving that my favorite time of year is over, my mood often reflects my melancholy state.

But as I sit here this morning I am not feeling the emotions that usually bring my spirit down. Instead I am looking forward to what this year has in store. I’m eager to jump back into the mundane! Anxiously awaiting the activities that bring joy and excitement to the kids! Ready to begin school again, reading on the couch cuddled together, watching their confidence grow after mastering a difficult concept, listening to my eager new reader as he shares a book with me, and learning along side of them as a student myself!

Yes. There is much to look forward to in this New Year. One I plan to embrace with my whole heart.

Every day isn’t easy, but what I do know is that every day God is good. That never changes. He never changes. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

So……HAPPY New Year friends!

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