Years ago I took voice class and was told that an audience only remembers the beginning and end of your song. If you start strong and finish strong, they don’t remember the not-so-good spots in between. Well, that may work with solos, but I wonder if the same goes for blogs.
I started 2011 by making a resolution (something I don’t normally do) to unclutter my life. Sadly, that didn’t happen. I still have too much junk and stuff that I don’t need and don’t want and don’t know what to do with it. How will I finish the year? Again, maybe not so strong–maybe with another attempt to go another direction. I’ll finish by sharing a little bit more about me; something I feel compelled to do. I want to start the new year by trying to be more open about my life–both my successes and shortcomings. That may be too much information and I may pull back, but I’ll try.
I’m not a perfect person and it’s only through my walk with Christ that I find purpose. I fall so short of the mark set for me every day, but get up the next day and try again. Everything in 2011 wasn’t always sunshine and flowers. Our family went through a lot of ups and downs. There were many joys–births, marriages, love, and laughter with family and friends–and there were hurts and disappointments, some of which cut deep–causing struggles to forgive and show grace. I find it easier to forgive one who has wronged me than one who has wronged my child or a loved one. If you’re a parent, I’m sure you’ll understand. Every day is a struggle, so ... here we go. I want you to get to know the REAL me during the new year and hopefully you’ll share more of yourself too.