Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Christmas 2017 Reflections

Another holiday season is upon us and I find myself uttering the same old cliché.... where did the year go!

Well, this past year was a special year.
I spent the winter communicating with my daughter through Skype,
feeling a great sense of pride at her positive spirit,
 off and on worry for her safety and utter awe at her capacity to care and cope with all that comes from living in a country so unlike her own.

At the beginning of this year I had already fully embraced my new reality as
a full time business woman and loving all the challenges that have come with this new life.. the excitement and the disappointment followed by the heightened drive to make this all work.
After all, my daughter made the leap upon her return to join me in our adventure!

I also enjoyed  following my son on his adventures in western Canada as he skied the Rocky Mountains while working slope side.  We  treasured the phone calls when he was out of the mountains and in range of a satellite tower. His sense of adventure reminded me of my own travels in Europe at that same age and the hard decisions that you feel compelled to make when you realize that it is time to move on.

And yet with all the sameness that sometimes comes with yet another holiday season, I am so grateful for the reflections of this yearand more importantly I am grateful that2017 will be the holiday where our circle closed again where our family all came home to unite as one.

Oh 2018...

 you have a hard act to follow.


  1. So great to hear from you! Isn't it a great feeling when our children are thriving! Your daughter looks so happy in her photo. Merry Christmas, Donna!

  2. It's nice to see you blogging again.. The dog looks so comfy in your home... I think he's right!


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