There’s little I can say about this year that hasn’t been said around the globe; in our little corner of the world there’s been profound loss, but also so much to be grateful for. We had some serious life hiccups when Covid rearranged our move from May to November and we had to find something to do in between. I ended up with a few large consulting projects this summer and loved the opportunity to meet new people, even as we were all so isolated most of the time.
On our pandemic journey, we moved to the ranch for the summer. My in-laws have a beautiful place in the Sierra Nevada mountains and I’m fortunate to have it to retreat to when the world gets to be too much. We also spent quality time with our boys in the beautiful North Georgia mountains where we all learned how to fish for and cook trout. That was such an adventure, and I can’t wait to go back.
While we were avoiding Covid and enjoying one another, we also were struggling to get our military move squared away, so it’s been a bit of a roller coaster. It never quite felt right to post recipes and decorating videos with all the hurt our country and world were feeling. Now, though, things feel more hopeful in a lot of ways so, with prayers up and fingers crossed, we’ll start 2021 by sending the littles back to school, going back to work, and trying to get back to life as we knew it when this year began.
If you lost people you love this year, I’m truly sorry. From our family to yours, prayers for comfort and peace through the holidays and beyond. If you’re facing financial struggles this year, I hope 2021 is a much better one for you and you’re able to find the help you need. If like many, you’re facing physical or mental health needs, I pray you’ll get the help you need, as well. I hope one good thing to come out of our pandemic year is we’ll all be more willing to ask for help and to hear those asking.
Our sincere wishes for a safe, happy, and healthy holiday season and new year.