Tuesday, December 23, 2008

The sky has been cloudy and dark in my world for a while now, but things are starting to lighten up. I haven't posted to my blog since the fire at Osborne's in October. It seemed that things were going from bad to worse. September brought Katie's drowning at Wolf Lake. November brought Lori's son's suicide. I was afraid it was going to get worse, so I didn't write. I guess that's a writer's block of sorts.

It's Christmas Eve eve and I'm feeling a tiny bit optimistic that things may be getting better. I hope this season of "Peace on Earth" applies to my world. God knows I'm ready for some!

Then, there's the New Year. Despite the gloom and doom preached by the economists, I'm blessed to have a secure job with benefits and a salary that allows me to afford my mortgage. My heart breaks for those families going through foreclosure. Many of them bit off more than they could chew, and in many cases, they were manipulated to fail and didn't know it.

I'm also hopeful that our new president will deliver on his promises to make our country better. I do, however, worry that the people who elected him will forget what their responsibility is in all this. It really is up to us to hold Washington accountable for the choices they make and the actions they take. It is a time for change which will require that all of us work very hard and watch out for each other if we're to make it happen!

Someone once said that "there is no key to happiness. The door is always open." I think that's true. Very true. And, my Christmas wish is that others will know that, too!