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Last Words

For better or worse, we hold the mentality of something ending and a new beginning each year on December 31.  While I tell the boys you never leave a year behind, your decisions will reap what they sowed no matter what a calendar says, reflection and anticipating is a good growing opportunity.  Most people tend to focus on the unknown future. They make resolutions and plans. They see the horizon ripe with hopes and dreams. It's tantalizing and pristine, not one bad day yet, so it's easy to linger there.  But looking at the lasts of the year can be just as strengthening, challenging, and hope filled.  I was convicted of this in the words of my firstborn. While making dinner one night he caught me off guard, which is par for the course in raising pre-teens; their questions will come out of nowhere.  "Mom, when it's time for you to die and leave this earth, what will your last words be?" I know my face must have looked like a stupid blank page to him as he just sto…

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