I think all of us can say that 2020 has been a year to remember. There’s been so many unprecedented events that, well, our world has turned upside down in many ways. I hope the majority of them are temporary (although I am a fan of all the curbside pick-up options–those can stick around).
I don’t know of a single person who isn’t glad to see 2020 leave. Could 2021 be better? Worse? No one knows of course, but whenever something comes to an end, there’s always hope that what follows will be better.
A lot of things have come to an end for me personally this year. Our work routines were altered, church services changed, no more Bible classes for the kids. We moved from one congregation that we loved very much to begin working with another one–one that we also have grown to love deeply.
The most recent change was selling our house. We’re waiting on the closing date, but we’ve completely moved out, and if I’m being honest, I’m a little sad. Even though there were several reasons for listing it, reasons that I still stand by, we had many memories made there. We were happy. We brought our baby home to that house.
But just because something comes to an end doesn’t mean life does along with it. Something new begins and new memories will be made. New work routines and ways of interacting with others and worshipping with the church. We learn from our experiences and those help shape how our “new” turns out.
I’ve also ended my “writing drought,” as I think of it, and finally have my new book available on Amazon! An Impossible Choice is available on Kindle and KindleUnlimited, and tells the story of Argel and Damon who have their own current circumstances brought to an end, only to be blessed by new beginnings.
If you have a chance to read it, I hope you will enjoy their story as much as I did writing it. I’m the type of writer that when an idea takes hold in my mind, it comes to life and the characters live with me until I’m able to write it all down. I grew to love Damon and Argel more than any others I’ve written. I’d be honored for any honest reviews on Amazon and Goodreads.
And so, here’s to endings–whether good or bad. For where there’s an ending, there’s a new beginning. And beginnings are always accompanied by hope.