The Last One

Well, this is my last post for 2008. I can’t wait for this year to be over. I’m so ready to say “goodbye” to 2008! It’s funny, because when you really think about it, it doesn’t make much sense to think like that. It’s really just another day, right? But I like to think that God designed it the way He did in order to help us, especially when we go through tough times. That way, we can feel like there’s a “starting over” point, so that we can have a clean slate and leave all the bad stuff behind.

I was watching the news a few minutes ago, and they were interviewing people who were all ready to leave 2008 behind. The anchors were saying that the feeling is prevalent. It made me laugh, and it made me feel better to know that I’m not the only one who feels like 2008 was a rotten year. I struggled with posting this, because I didn’t want to seem ungrateful for all of my incredible blessings. There have definitely been some great things to happen in 2008, but overall, this will NOT be a year that I will look back on with extreme fondness. 2002 is another one. Of course, as usual, it could have always been so much worse. I can think of many, many, many people whose circumstances are such that I’m not sure I would be able to endure. The other day, I wondered if this year just seemed worse than it was because of everything that happened right at the end, so I took time to look back through all of my blog posts from the year. It’s hard to explain, but doing that didn’t really clarify anything for me.

I don’t really believe in resolutions. Well, maybe I do, in a way, but I don’t like to call them resolutions. I think that just sets you up for failure. At least it does for me.

Nevertheless, I’m ready for an incredible year! Less than 10 more minutes until 2009. I think I’m more excited to just close the chapter on 2008! Like one of the ladies on the news tonight said: It has to get better. Once you get to the bottom, there’s nowhere else to go but up.


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