Looking back…

Many of the news outlets, media outlets, magazines are doing a review of 2013.  The most read stories, the most followed celebrities, the stories that shocked us, the cutest animal photos, it goes on and on.

Even my Facebook page has a button to push for my year in review.  It shows the photos that I posted, it shows which things I posted that got the most traffic.   Last year I ignored that button.  This year I was weak, I was bored, I pressed the button.  Not to my surprise most of my photos were of Little Man.  Most of my posts were of… (yes, let’s guess…) Little Man.  Actually, not a bad thing.

So, in looking back over 2013, I see that over all, this year I was blessed.  I have a beautiful grandson who has brought me laughter and joy and pride.  I see this trend continuing.

I also see change on the horizon.  After all, it is a new year.  A fresh year.   I am reminded of a quote that is one of my favorites.  I think it fits the ending of one year and the birth of a new one, “Tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it… Yet.”   ―    L.M. Montgomery,    Anne of Green Gables

Yes, 2013 ends tomorrow at midnight.  And 2014 begins at one second past midnight tomorrow, it is a new day, filled with grace and free of mistakes.

Thanks for stopping by, DAF


Published by marycatherinethomas

M. Catherine Thomas is a published writer, speaker and teacher. Mother of two and grandmother..

7 thoughts on “Looking back…

  1. I like what you wrote. I had a choice to either write about the worst year of my life or something lighter…chose the latter. Don’t want to keep feeling sorry for myself…one of my New Year’s resolutions…actually the only one. One day at a time is my new mantra. Have a lovely New Years.

  2. Wonderful post! I have really enjoyed your Christmas memories, especially the post, Treasures. 2013 has been a year of challenges and blessings. I have no idea what 2014 will bring, but I rejoice in the fact that we know the one who does. Let’s rest in that knowledge and enjoy the ride together. I pray God will increase your borders and many will be blessed by your words. I’ll be thinking of you tomorrow evening and will always be thankful for the young mother who stood in my doorway so many years ago. XO

  3. you bring tears to my eyes. How I have missed you this Christmas! Thank you once more for your words of love and encouragement. I will always be grateful for a loaf of homemade bread and an invitation to join you for church. Never will I forget the young man who bounded down the stairs and I fell in love with him, never dreaming it was my first glance at my son in law for a daughter who wasn’t even thought of yet. Love you!

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