End of the year Reflections: Gratefulness
I am blessed and I appreciate everyday and all of the time I can spend with my family. My year started negatively with much difficulty because of my job however, all of the transitions that occurred at work have worked out and have improved beyond previous years. As they say, when God closes a door, he opens a window. You don't believe it when you are going through it but it is so true. For this I am grateful.
Serendipity strikes again for the Brennan family. One of my family members had some symptoms that needed to be checked out by a physician and that lead to them finding that he had a congenital heard defect that might have never been found unless there was problem with it and maybe too late. So, for this I am truly grateful. This event has lead me back to my church which I am also happy about it.
Serendipity or Providence, whatever you want to call it, continues to strike our family in positive ways. I really feel that its angels that guide me and my family and maybe those angels are my father or father in law that want to protest us. We don't know but it continually happens. My son was driving with my husband when a huge deer decided to run in front of his small car. My husband had just told my son to buckle his seat belt when they hit the deer with huge antlers. The deer came up over the front of the car and his antlers crashed through my son's windshield. Shane was saved because he moved quickly to the side so the antlers ended up in the back seat. (I attribute this to Shane's agility learned as a high school quarterback). The car was totaled but both Shane and Michael were not injured. The only issue is that Shane is allergic to deer fur so he had a little of a reaction because the deer's head came through the windshield. We are blessed!
We were fortunately enough to travel a lot this year, and we celebrated our 25th Anniversary with our family and friends. We also spent a lot of time with our family and hope that that can continue into the new year.
What I would like to work on this next year is to be healthier by exercising, doing yoga and losing weight, learn mindfulness (this may take more than a year), attend church more often and learn to SURRENDER TO WHAT IS (that was last year's resolution but need more work). I think that is what God has been trying to tell me and I am starting to understand that I should leave it all in His hands because I can't control it.
So, I am looking forward to 2014 with renewed sense of spirit.