Well, it's Christmas Eve and I've just enough time before the holidays kick in to make a quick reflection on the year gone bye. 2019 seems to have whizzed by at break-neck speed. I can't recall who said it to me, but they made the analogy of the passage of time being like a roll of toilet paper (stay with me on this one) At first, when the roll is new, things unravel slowly when the roll is fat and wide. But as the roll gets used, it seems to go faster and faster as you work toward the end. We experience time in the same way. When you're a kid, time seems to drag by, but as you age, time seems to speed up. If that's the case, I'm in the middle of my roll, I guess, and it's moving at a fair clip.
It was a heck of a year, with a house move, new schools for the kids in a new neighbourhood, new responsibilities at work for Kate and I, new goals in a new sport for me(rowing)..., a new cat in the house which has made for an... interesting new dog vs. cat dynamic... well, the theme for 2019 appears have been new, new, new.
Both Kate and I continue to enjoy our work, which has definitely kept us busy and will do so into 2020. We're blessed to be doing work we love that we hope is good for the world as well.
We did lose a few good people to cancer through the year (Margie, Coleen... you are both missed), and we know many others battling cancer and either working through or recovering from health issues... which serves as a reason to send out prayers to those affected, and pause and recognize that we've been fortunate to maintain good health for ourselves throughout the year.
And with that, we take a deep breath, take heart in the Christmas season during which we hope to renew our energies, spend time with friends and family, and ring in the new year. Here's to hoping you all get to do the same.
If you haven't caught it yet, here's our annual family Christmas card! Please enjoy, and again: Merry Christmas to you and yours, and happy new year!