My sister and I, from as far back as I can remember, we were making plans, writing lists, imagining our future accomplishments together. Always together. We even had our first apartment decor planned out by the time we were about ten. (It was going to be a "groove pad", complete with shag carpet and a disco ball. Never happened. I always regretted that.) As married adults we frequently spoke over the phone about projects and plans that we wanted to do together. We had lots of different ideas, so for short we just referred to it as "taking over the world". But things got in the way. As "things" will often do in life. And we never reached our goal of world domination. I thought we would someday, I really did. I could't ever express to you the immeasurable, unfathomable shock that her death was to me.
I can't remember what I was saying.
Oh yes, the dreams, the plans. I'm gonna go ahead and do them anyway. I've been thinking about it, and working on it for a couple of months now, and I've recruited my mom to help me, because, basically she's the only one I trust to do things correctly. ;O) And it's gonna be pretty good guys. I think you're gonna like it.
Can I be honest? 2014 wasn't a good year for me. Even before my sister died. It was quite a doozy, and it really put me through the emotional wringer. I usually try to be pretty optimistic about things, but last year was just. not. good. But instead of being bitter, or overcome with grief, I'm going to be thankful. I'm thankful for the million blessings that God gave me, even though he took a few away as well. And I'm just thankful that I know Him. In the end, that's just enough. It's enough for me to be happy, it's enough for me to be peaceful. So, thank you, God, for 2014.
And thank you for 2015, as well. Which I am going to rock so hard it will kind of blow people's minds. :O)
Thanks for listening, guys. And see you soon!