A New Year

To many of you reading this blog, the start of a new year brings sadness. It may be the first new year you have entered without your loved one. It is another dreaded first. It seems strange to realize that you are going to be living in a year that he or she never will.

To others it may represent a new year in which you can try to put the past year behind you. This new year may stand for a year without fresh sorrow or grief.

Some people comment that it is just a new date. It means nothing to them. One thing is certain, time will always continue on. There will always be a new second, hour, month and year. That is, until we reach Heaven where there is no sense of time.

We have no choice but to keep putting one foot forward. In Philippians 3:13-14 we read, “Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus .” We all need to keep pressing forward. With God’s help and with Him walking beside us, I hope we can all keep moving forward and looking forward to what God has in store for us in 2014.

May God bless you, Kathy

2 thoughts on “A New Year

  1. Hi Kathy, I just read your post which is very good. I recommend that people who have lost loved ones start a new tradition. For example; every year we did the same thing every Christmas eve and NY’s eve but after losing Jerry I told PJ we had to start new traditions. I felt if we continued to do the same thing we would always be reminded of our terrible loss and never get past holidays without Jerry. I remember that first year we went to a Chinese restaurant…..something we had never done. We must not wallow in our grief because our lost loved one would not want that. Also keep remembering that we will see our loved one again! (Of course this doesn’t help if the deceased was not a Christian.) Love, Bonnie Date: Thu, 9 Jan 2014 02:15:43 +0000 To: wilbon623@msn.com

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    • Yes I agree. That is what I did also. I mentioned a little about that in my last blog. On Jan 9, 2014 12:54 AM, “Sorrow to Victory” wrote:

      > wilbon623 commented: “Hi Kathy, I just read your post which is very > good. I recommend that people who have lost loved ones start a new > tradition. For example; every year we did the same thing every Christmas > eve and NY’s eve but after losing Jerry I told PJ we had to start” Respond > to this comment by replying above this line > New comment on *Sorrow to Victory > * > > > *wilbon623* commentedon A > New Year . > > in response to *sorrowtovictory*: > > To many of you reading this blog, the start of a new year brings sadness. > It may be the first new year you have entered without your loved one. It is > another dreaded first. It seems strange to realize that you are going to be > living in a year that he or she never will. [] > > Hi Kathy, I just read your post which is very good. I recommend that > people who have lost loved ones start a new tradition. For example; every > year we did the same thing every Christmas eve and NYs eve but after > losing Jerry I told PJ we had to start new traditions. I felt if we > continued to do the same thing we would always be reminded of our terrible > loss and never get past holidays without Jerry. I remember that first year > we went to a Chinese restaurant..something we had never done. We must not > wallow in our grief because our lost loved one would not want that. Also > keep remembering that we will see our loved one again! (Of course this > doesnt help if the deceased was not a Christian.) Love, Bonnie

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