As we come to the end of this year unlike any other, some of us are filled with renewed hope.
I choose to be hopeful.
I pray that the vaccine is the beginning of closure of the trauma of 2020.
We have come through Christmas with a stronger faith; we’ve come back to what really matters.
The Craigo Clan Christmas was different yet the same. We were more together and less rushed than in previous years. It was pretty nice.
It was quiet for the most part, except for the gift exchange chaos. No matter how much I plan on an ‘orderly’ gift opening, it never seems to happen. It’s all good.
2020 has brought new familiar words and phrases to our vocabularies.
Pandemic, isolate, wear the mask, positive, negative, drive-thru testing, and on it goes.
Tom and I have always loved traveling and dining out. This past year, we did both but far less often.
I started my cooking blog; www.cooklikema.com and started preparing most of our meals at home. I spent a lot of time in my backyard this summer, thankful to float in the pool. Later when the hottub finally arrived, I began to enjoy soaking even on cold winter nights.
I don’t see many friends these days. That was a let down because the thought of moving back to Beach always had the joy of being with old friends again.
We go to church online, we watched the grandkids’ Christmas programs online. That just wasn’t the same, although I appreciate that technology affords us that opportunity.
Now as we end this year and move forward into 2021, I hope. I pray the new administration will do OK. I pray we will be respectful to one another, and there will be healing in our nation and in our world.
None of us are perfect. None of us deserve more than anyone else. It’s a new dawn and a new day. It’s time to pull together, and have one another’s best interest at heart. It’s time to be the nation we know we were meant to be. It’s time to love your fellow human beings again.
Here’s your chance.
Life is good today.