One of my friends shared that we often yearn for the mountain tops but valleys have lots of growth in them and are often very beautiful. I did see lots of growth and many blessings in 2015 and I am sure I will see more and more as the years go on.
7 years ago we were headed home from a family vacation from the happiest place on earth- WDW. I came down with the mother of all stomach bugs. We left Valdosta, GA about 6 AM Eastern Time and my frequent stops to gas station and rest area bathrooms began about an hour later. It was a rainy day. I remember because we couldn't roll down the windows and my poor family that was in the back, well, bless their hearts.
We did watch a movie called Hoodwinked on our trip. There was a scene in the movie where a mountain goat knew an avalanche was coming and he wasn't prepared. Kaitlin and Marisa could tell when I was about to have a shall we say a 'reversal of fortune' and to each other they would say 'There is an avalanche coming and we are not prepared!!!!' Long story short- I went thru all my clothes, clean and not clean and we had to stop at a motel in Tupelo, MS and my sweet family took my yuck clothes to a laundry mat and washed them while I was in a bed.
When we recall this trip we laugh the hardest about the trip home. When our trip popped up on my Timehop app showing what we were doing 7 years ago I just smiled and thought about 2015. I am sure that soon we will be laughing about all that went on there too.
A new day/ year/ beginnings are coming!
Below are some of our Christmas ornaments. Some are older than I am. My friend, Cindy, said that when she decorates her tree it is like looking at a charm bracelet. You recall all the memories and that is so true!!! Some of the ornaments below cost .25 cents and were ordered from an offer on the back of a Frosted Flakes box in 1951.
Some of the ornaments we bought in 2015 and I am sure that we will look back and think of all that we learned and see all the ways we have grown.
I am so thankful for my church family, my friends, and my God that doesn't change. Ever.