Saying Goodbye to 2017

In 2017 I said goodbye to one of the greatest loves of my life. Which will lead me into a year of more goodbyes.

Goodbye to expectations of happiness so that I can truly appreciate the moments when they come. 

Goodbye to dreams so that we can better understand real life and make the most of it.

Goodbye to making time for more so that we can slow down and love what we have.

And more personal goodbyes like, letting go of the desire to travel (for now) because you realized that having living children and making a world with them is closer to your heart than seeing it. 

Saying goodbye to the idea that a family can only be made in one way.

So, 2018 will follow 2017 with more goodbyes and possibly many more heartbreaks because this is real life. But I’m willing to welcome what joy it may bring as well. 

And to my baby boy, my Mattie, I might be saying goodbye to the year that took you away from me but I’m welcoming a lifetime of living in the blessing of your sweet memory. 

7 thoughts on “Saying Goodbye to 2017

  1. I’m sending you lots of love, Joy. I can’t imagine what you have been through this year. You are such a strong woman.

    I hope 2018 brings you lots of happiness.

  2. So beautiful and heartbreaking. You have been through a rough year, but your outlook is incredible. I hope and pray 2018 will bring happiness and miracles. Lots of love.

  3. Lots of love from NYC for 2017 and to a hopeful 2018, Joy. I’m glad you’re back to the blogisphere, and hope there will love good news for the upcoming few years, in whatever forms they maybe

  4. I know things have been rough for you in 2017. I hope 2018 will be a much better year for you. You’re a strong person, and I only wish you and hubby all the best <3 Take care and happy new year!

  5. Sending you lots of warm and positive vibes, Joy. Life is definitely not easy but I know you can conquer them. Wishing you and your husband a very lovely 2018. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you ever need an ear to talk to :).

  6. I’m sorry that 2017 was not a good year for you, Joy. You really went through a lot. I’m rooting for you and hope that 2018 will be much better! Sending you lots of love and best wishes *hugs*

  7. 2017 was an incredibly hard year for you. I can only offer my love and thoughts and hope that the future will have positives. <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

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