Like everyone else, I bought into the fact that a fresh start began
each year on January 1st. One year had passed with everything in
it banished from mind ~ no longer important. The slate was wiped clean.
However, as I got older this seemed too commercial for me. It wasn't
When we started our family, and the boys became school-age, l
used THAT to mark a new beginning. With school supply list in hand,
we would join the mass of parents at Target checking off the items
needed as our children threw them in the shopping cart. And the
backpack... always a new one to replace the worn one from last
year. The first day of school and off they would go on the school
bus. I closed the front door and would listen to the silence. Yes,
this was MY fresh start, too. My new beginning each year.
start is. No, I haven't reverted back to New Year's Day. And I
can't go back to those days of being a stay-at-home mom... I can
only wistfully be reminded when I see young families with their
little ones. No.... my fresh start is today! Easter Sunday! After all,
it marks a new beginning in so many ways. Nature has been
awakened with so many glorious flowers and trees in bloom. And
my faith has told the story of renewal with the resurrection of Christ.
We've been reminded that there is not a finality in death but only the
beginning of so much more. Ahhhhh.... now THIS is my fresh start!!
The beginning of my new year!
Happy Easter, Passover and Spring, Everyone!!!!