Sorry again friends that I’ve been MIA. Life has just been busy! The weekly Five Minute Friday word prompt for this week is “conclude.”
I think we can all agree on one thing…that we all are ready for 2020 to be over. It has been a pretty crummy year. Family and friends have suffered from COVID. One of my favorite people died from COVID. I began my new call right as this pandemic really took off in the states.
There has been a tad bit of good that came out of this year. Zoom has been a life saver as it’s allowed me to stay connected to more people than I imagined or expected. My colleagues departure to Norway and her new call was delayed. The months we served together I learned so much from her. My sister and I are only an hour apart.
Yet this year has been full of so much loss and grief. I’m more than ready for a new year and 2021 to arrive! As I write this, the first vaccines are starting to be given to essential workers. I’m beginning to see more glimmers of hope as this year concludes and a new year is soon upon us.
May 2021 be filled with so much joy!
Yes, it has been a crazy year though there have been some blessings to be found in the midst of it all. Hope you have a lovely Christmas and that 2021 is brighter for all of us.
The times, they will get better,
bad vibes will pass away,
and we will break the fetters
enslaving hearts today
with hatred and corrosive fear,
with envy and with sloth;
yes, it has been quite a year
but we’ve won more than we’ve lost
for we have in grace and truth survived
and we still offer praise
that mandarins would have denied
through these hamstrung days;
the world won’t have to do without
the Christian pilgrim’s joyous shout!
Yes! Everyone everywhere is more than ready to conclude 2020, but as I said in my FMF a few minutes ago, God’s new year already has begun! Sending (safely distanced) hugs and tons of hope to you for 2021.
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