A new year is upon us
It is now January 1, 2023. A new month, a new date, and a new year. Where did 2022 go? It seems like we all were just watching the ball fall and we were in 2022. Then we blinked, and here we are celebrating another new year.
How crazy has the last year been for you?
Health wise, it was horrible for every single person in my family. The girls kept getting sick because of the kids at school being sick and parents not keeping them home. There were a few surgeries for me and my husband, but we are doing better.
Though a lot of good things happened, too. My parents visiting, our best friends visiting, our youngest starting Pre-K and actually enjoying it. Birthdays, births, celebrations, meeting new people, making new friends, happy times, game playing, and new memories with the family.
Unfortunately, 2022 also brought sadness, pain, and loss.
My cousin’s finally could lay their father to rest, but I couldn’t make it, unfortunately. And the worse part is in November, myself and her family lost an amazing young woman. Sara was a shining star, an amazing best friend, a wonderful wife and mother, and my partner in crime when we were younger. Because of health issues, my poor sweet friend passed in her sleep, leaving behind confused family and friends.
After the ball dropped last night, my husband stayed in the living room with our girls. They wanted to sleep on the queen sized bed that comes out of our couch for a few days. I went into the bedroom, and I’m not going to lie, I cried. I miss Sara a lot right now and wishing daily that she didn’t have to leave us behind.
Even writing this now hurts. But I do still have hope. Hope for a better year, hope for my daughters to shine this year in and out of school, hope that my husband will find relief for his constant pain, and hope that our health improves. I hope dreams come true, hard work pays off, and life gets better, not just for us, but for everyone.
My hopes and wishes for 2023 are love for others, a better life for others, dreams come true, health gets better, the world calms down, that hate takes the back seat for a while, if not forever, and that we all can find peace.
I wish arguments would stop, hatred for each other ends, and the world changes for the better. I wish families would accept one another, friends reconnect, and that Covid will finally take a hike. I hope you can say your goodbyes to those you love before they are gone.
And I hope all those who bring life into the world, enjoys every minute, raising their little minions with love, compassion, kindness, and a sense of humor because we all know we need one to survive in today’s world.
Happy New Year and I hope a happy 2023 for all.
What are your hopes, dreams, resolutions, and goals for 2023? I would love to hear about them in the comments.