“There are years that ask questions, and years that answer.” – Zora Neale Hurston
You know, if I apply this philosophy while looking over 2013, I’m thinking this was a year that posed the questions. In all, it’s been a good year…with some tough spots sprinkled here and there.
We’ve had our adventures, filled with laughter, love and fun. We’ve visited some new places, but rang in 2013 with an old favorite.
^ A few days later, we visited a new hospital in Southern Illinois — home to almost two dozen of my nature photos.
Closer to home, we had snow…and the building of snow people.
We had a visit from a special guest, taking us to the Butterfly House and the Orchid Show at the Botanical Garden.
^ Our annual Mother’s Day local adventure….followed shortly by a not-so-local adventure to San Antonio. And somewhere in between, one of the year’s unanswerable questions presented itself when my youngest son was diagnosed with the same disease as his older brother.
I ran my second half marathon…but my first that I ran in honor of my kids.
^ Big brother qualified for Boston!
And we experienced the most brilliant and beautiful Fall that any of us can remember.
We ran our first family Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving…
…followed shortly by Drew’s first 15K.
It probably seems a bit premature to reflect on a year that hasn’t completely come to a close, but it’s never to late – or too early — for a new beginning.
And I’m ready to hit the refresh button.
I have a lot of questions — some that will never be answered and some that can only be answered by me. I’m looking forward to finding a few of those answers in 2014.