On the first day of 2012, my wife and I were excited to begin our first full calendar year together. Focus. Excitement. We had big plans for the new year.
On the second day of 2012, life threw us a curve ball. Angela’s dad had a “heart episode” and was taken to the hospital. Only two hours away (a commute for many, but in the country that’s a trip), we quickly grabbed a few things and headed home to help.
We remained for 11 days. Dad’s doing great in his recovery. Physically, Mentally, Spiritually. We were blessed to be able to spend time with him. And today, we wake up in our own home for the second time this year.
We met some great people during our stay, and many stories and lessons sure to appear on this blog in the short future.
We heard one message from a preacher about setting goals for the new year and sticking to them.
Setting goals for the new year, and sticking to them. That’s what we’re doing. We grew in many ways during our 11-day hiatus from our design for 2012.
Consider the airliner flying from Atlanta to Seattle. They have a flight plan heading out though wind and weather may change things a bit … turbulence causes some adjustment and modification … but they don’t go back to the airport to start over and they don’t give up over Denver and do something different.
I know several people have had well-intentioned plans or goals for 2012 and have already given up or given in. If the plan was good to begin with, modify and keep going. It’s still very early in the year.
On this, the 14th day of 2012, I’m saying “Happy New Year” – can hardly wait to see what unfolds:-)
PS. Big thanks fo my wonderful wife, her sisters, and her fantastic parents; the medical teams that cared for Dad; everyone praying for quick recovery (and He who answers prayer). Also much thanks for Ali and the community at Dialing 8 for not only carrying the ball, but lifting D8 to great heights. Big thanks!
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