happy new year?

Do you cringe when you hear “happy” new year?

You’re not alone.


But here we are – the beginning of another year.

You can decide going into it if you’re going to look ahead with hope. Even if it’s just a small, glimmer of hope.

Remember how things got bad so quickly?

It can get good quickly, too.

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2 thoughts on “happy new year?

  1. It’s been almost 8 yrs since our tragic loss and I am just now able to say those type of greetings. “Happy” anything is hard to imagine for someone in early grief but it does happen and we have hope of an eternity with our children which will make the word “happy” seem understated. I am relishing the joy of our reunion. In Christ, Dale….Brandon’s mom.

    • I think God, in his mercy, has created within us the ability to endure.. to continue on.. despite our deep sorrow and loss. It takes time and I agree. There is nothing anyone can say to someone early in grief. For me, I did not want to hear it. The words seemed trite. I just needed to hurt and was not ready to hear about hope or anything like it.

      Thank-you so much for your thoughts, Dale.

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