Ever Forward – 2019!

Farewell 2018,                                                                          1/1/19walking_into_sunset

The year in which we struggled. And trusted. And were simultaneously provided for. I hope your replacement is just as sordid and scary, and wonderfilled as you were.

I’m glad to have known you for these brief 365 days. It seems like a lifetime has passed since we first met and I had to learn how to spell your name. I’m sorry it took me a few months… now l have to do it all over again with 2019.


You and I had some good times.

We moved together, a lot. We made new friends. We lost touch with others. We had babies! We found a church family. We bought a house! We made some mistakes but learned from them and We grew.

Thank you for being a part of my life. I wouldn’t be the same without you. I will never forget you 2018— you made me a mother and brought me a sister-in-law that I can relate to! You taught me to be more like Abraham, and a little more like Jesus. You dragged me to: TX, KY, TN, GA, and PA.  You gave me weird dreams and showed me how stupid some of my previously set expectations were. You introduced me to a set of wonderful reverse mentors! (#CoreGroup2018)

We laughed, cried, and cooked together.  Screen Shot 2019-01-03 at 06.10.51You distracted me from my annual reading goal (13/24 books)— but at least you brought me to where I am today. You did your job, and you served me well. Thank you for getting me safely through and introducing me to my new friend. 2019. I hope he treats me just as well, if not better, than you did

Now, because of you, I tread confidently forward. My strides more steady and my gait more consistent than before. Thank you.

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Thank you for all you have been and done for me. Most of all thanks for helping me learn better how to love–both others and myself. I salute you.

Ever Forward —Emma

“Cheers to a new year and another chance to get it right.” ~ Oprah Winfrey

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