The Beginning of a New Year

by Josée

After another long drive, we arrived at our home this evening. The roads were much less dangerous on the return trip and I was so grateful. On the long drive today I had plenty of time to reminisce about the last year. At the beginning of 2012 I chose the word embrace to guide me through the year. It turned out to be a very relevant word in light of all the changes that our family faced. In early March, we welcomed our third child who was born at home with the help of a wonderful midwife and doula. We celebrated the marriage of my sister and her (now) husband in late June. Then quite suddenly and surprisingly we sold our home and moved to another town for my husband’s work.

And here I am, in a new town at the beginning of a new year. I am not sure what kind of adventures, struggles and joys await my family this year. There are so many unknowns and so many things I want to know. For this reason I think a good word for 2013 is patience. St. Frances de Sales said that we should “have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with [ourselves]” his quote goes on to say that we should “not lose courage in considering [our] own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them – every day begin the task anew”. This, I think, is a great quote for the beginning of the new year.

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Kim Corrigan-Oliver January 2, 2013 - 10:56 am

Happy New Year!! May the year be filled with wonderful things for you.

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Anonymous January 3, 2013 - 3:01 am

I thought we would see you again on the way home … too bad we missed you, but so glad that the roads were better. What a great word for this year. I hope this year brings you much love and joy as as you draw closer to Christ. I'll call you soon re: painting and visiting 🙂

Cindy

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Josée January 3, 2013 - 3:55 am

Yes, Jeremie was in a rush to get home so that he could help with some grocery shopping and unpacking before returning to work today.

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Heritage Homes Ltd January 4, 2013 - 7:11 am

I am I inspired by you Josee! Thank you for being a beautiful sister in Christ.

Love Nyssa 🙂

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Heritage Homes Ltd January 4, 2013 - 7:11 am

I am I inspired by you Josee! Thank you for being a beautiful sister in Christ.

Love Nyssa 🙂

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