This past year and a half, I’ve gone through multiple life changes.
I’ve spent the previous holidays – the 2018 season – knowing it was an elderly relative’s last time with us. Listened to the Bible in a year with her, knowing it was the last time she’d hear God’s Word and wondering if she was really listening. Sat by that same relative as she lay on her deathbed and watched her pass away.
I’ve come to an understanding that certain relationships may never be completely healed. Seen some loved ones decline in health, and I’ve seen others make strides towards better health. I’ve gained a son-in-law and seen another child start a new relationship. I’ve lost a job, gained two jobs, continue to look for different work, learned how to advertise my work better, written a book, changed which book I was writing, reevaluated my career path, realized this would be my last time doing multiple things with people I’m close to, and had to deal with trying to move an entire household out of state.
It’s been quite a year.