I want to let you all know that I am feeling very blessed this Christmas Eve.......I am embarking on a new life and have just learned that a very good job I have interviewed for will be mine. I will be moving soon and starting a new life with a new job I know I will love.
I have seen many changes in my life since I first stumbled on to this forum. Sometimes things got so dark I floundered to find a ray of hope.
I remember sitting outside during one dark time in my life and pondering this very bent, but very strong old tree. The tree has been on my parents' place forever...it always looked out for others on this earth...a place for me to stand in the shade while waiting for my school bus...a place many birds made their home.
I have watched it lose limbs to disease and fall prey to natural disasters. But throughout it all...this tree kept reaching up. Yes, it has its scars and yes it sufferered many losses. It could have given up, but it set its roots deep and keeping reaching up, knowing and having faith that it would see better days.
I wish you all the best this Christmas and always. I hope you all grow stronger during times of troubles, never lose faith in yourself or the spirit within you, and more than anything, I wish you many blessings this Christmas.