The New Year brings a new beginning. It is a chance for some to start fresh and to take a step forward leaving behind the not so great memories of the years past. It is a chance for others to take a stab at a new resolution that usually involves being more of someone we want to be.
The New Year is very interesting. Nothing really changes from December 31 to January 1 but for someone reason it seems like a fresh start, a new beginning.
Our life is filled with lasts and new beginnings. When I think of my children it brings tears to my eyes thinking of these: the last time nursing, holding them during church, sitting on my lap reading stories, and dancing like crazy people in our living room. (Always the one downstairs so our neighbors don’t see.) Milestones like these we don’t often think about but these small moments will all have an end. One day as we walk out of church they will never again sit on my lap because they have grown too big, too old. (Their mom will be begging them for one more time!)
But with every end becomes a new beginning. The last time having my daughter sit on my lap means she is now big enough to ride her bike without training wheels. The last time rocking her to bed at night means she is big enough to start walking and exploring the world. Even though I would do anything to keep these moments from ever ending, it is so amazing to see them learn and grow.
The last time we held Adelyn as she earned her wings it was a new beginning for all of us. She got to leave behind her broken heart and body and sit with God brand new and healed. We were forced to start fresh and start a new life, as our life changed forever. We gained perspective, we deepened our faith in God, and we got to work!
The power of God is amazing and he allows us to start each day new. So in 2017 don’t try to be perfect but simply everyday try to better then the person you were yesterday. When you fall…get up. When you hurt someone, apologize. When you hug, hug longer. Be kind, be you, and everyday thank God for the new day.