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2020: A Year In Summary

2020: A year of grace & grief, of laud & lament.

As the familiar Ecclesiastical prose has captured since time immemorial – to everything there is a season. In reflection, one cannot deny that this year comprised them all.

Here’s to the weary, the whiplashed & worn.

Here’s to the beginnings that resulted from deeply felt ends.

Here’s to the binds that held us up, held us back, & somehow, when vulnerably shared, held us together.

Here’s to the history makers, the history repeaters, & the humble inquirers of wisdom past for present understanding.

Here’s to the breakthroughs, the breakups, & the bound-up broken in-betweens.

Here’s to our shared humanity & our infinite differences.

It ALL mattered. Because people ALWAYS matter.

Even in the shadows, the silence & sorrow songs that echoed to eternal ears.

Here’s to another turn ‘round the sun.

May the coming dawn shine fresh mercies upon us all.

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A Mother’s Selah

2020 put him through the wringer, rewriting nearly every norm in his life.

A year of highs and lows and messy in-betweens. But by heaven’s grace, we made it through, along with his sister, to this familiar rhythm of putting up our tree. Keenly aware he probably won’t need my shoulders next year, I breathe deep tonight’s seasonal scene.

Gratitude falls afresh for the momentary peace of lights upon on a dove-topped tree.

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