This week marks one full year since I moved back home to Albion! What a year it has been! I’ve written quite a bit in the past year commemorating my adventures and experiences. But, it is difficult to put into words what it has meant to me to be here and all that I’ve accomplished. So, here is the past year in a nutshell:
First and foremost, I thank God every day that the opportunity came up to retire and move home when I did. Mom has been quite ill and had a rough year and it has been a blessing to be here to help her through it and be near her – just the peace of mind that I was not 800+ miles away when she needed me and the relief of not worrying from a distance has been a blessing.
I’ve written about my experiences, so I won’t go into them all again in summary – if you don’t visit here often, scroll down and catch up! 🙂 But, a few highlights (aside from the joy of being close to my family again) are being near the lake that I love so much, rejoining the church I grew up in and becoming an active member, exploring and re-learning about my home town and surrounding areas, reconnecting with old friends, and meeting new friends.
I have completed several major and minor projects on my home and have a couple more I want to accomplish before this year is over. It is a lovely home and I am enjoying it so much – I just love putting my personal touches and a little bit of me into it – all with love and joy!
I’ve had some ups and downs, but mostly ups. I am very blessed and life has been good to me and for me. I can’t ask for much more than good health for me and my family and ample opportunities to relax and enjoy them, my friends, and my life. So, for the coming year, I hope for a lot more adventures and the ability to share them with those I love.
Life is good – be sure to take time to smell the roses and enjoy the people and places you hold dear!