Saturday, January 1, 2011

a brand new day.

a year defined

starting fresh

in the last few days my outlook on life has not changed
but strengthened

i am a big believer in practicing what you preach
as a therapist i tend to preach a lot
and have to keep practicing

stay positive
how can this make you a better person?

on christmas eve my brother's family home burned down
the same home we spent our childhood

the family was not home
but lost everything in a flash
including their dog

two young children know something has changed
but are unaware of the entire impact

what has surprised me the most is the outpouring of help
people who i have not seen in years
girls who spent nights at my house as kids
then disappeared from my later life
have reappeared offering words of comfort

people who have never met my brother or his family
have sent clothes, toys, gift cards and money

they will rebuild
gone will be the 1890s farm home that is etched forever into our memories

but a new fresh start
will bring much joy
& so many more possibilities.

*my first day of preschool, typical front porch picture.

** pretty blue hat available at Helen's Hassack

1 comment:

  1. Oh Holly! What a horrible tragedy. I am so sorry for your family. I know tragedy, as I have had so much in the last 2 years. Life does change in an instant and you never know how or when it will change. My heart goes out to you and your family and my prayers are with you. God bless the people who have reached out to help. Your family is so deserving of that help.