One word. This was the challenge. This morning I asked my Facebook friends to describe 2016 in one word. Many were heartwarming and made me smile; others hurt my heart. How would I describe 2016 — complete.
In 2016 I completed my dissertation; I completed the PhD program and graduated. I completed the national mental health counseling examination and achieved several longstanding goals. Jorjanne finished driver’s ed and completed her third high school drama performance. Jeff completed two thru-hikes as well as his first song-writing conference.
The election — well praise God it is complete!
Several people I know and love completed the race this year; they fought the good fight and won the prize. I am grateful for the honor knowing some amazing people (I started to list them here but there are so many…suffice it to say we lost some “greats” this year.
In a few hours the year itself will come to both an end and a beginning. A new chapter. I look forward with great anticipation to what 2017 will bring.
So what is your word?