Wednesday, January 1, 2014

A New Year

I said to a man who stood at the gate of the year,
“Give me a light that I may tread safely into
the unknown.”  And he replied, “Go out into the darkness and put your hand in the hand of God.
That shall be to you better than a light
and safer than a known way.”

M. Louise Haskins

I’ve posted this quote before, but I thought it was appropriate to post it again.  As I begin a new year, I reread the words and thought about how it still holds true in my life.  I don’t know what this year holds anymore than I knew what last year held, and that is for the best.  If I had known last January 1st, that my son would relapse and be arrested, it would have ruined the precious time I had with him when he was free and clean.  I would have wasted who knows how many hours of my life worrying and trying to figure out a way to change the future, a future that was never mine to change. 

So, I enter 2014 not knowing what it will bring, and I’m at peace with that.  I know that if the good Lord has helped my son and I get through these past few months, He will help us get through whatever challenges we face in the coming year if we trust in Him and His love for us. 

Peace and blessings to each of you.

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