Another trip around the sun, and seven trips since I moved to North Carolina. It seems impossible, and the years have flown.
So, by the numbers, this is my story for 2017, and not in chronological order:
Number of weeks spent in Wisconsin with my Remley family…. six.
Number of visits to long-time, dear friends, here in North Carolina…three.
Number of talks with all sisters…too many to count.
Number of pizza nights at my NC brother’s…also too many to count.
Number of overseas trips made by me…one.
Number of countries visited on above trip…four.
Number of blessings gained from above trip…still counting.
Number of visitors to my Winston-Salem home, including parents, Atlanta brother and family, former principal and friend, Australian “nephew,” Lake Sister and two mutual friends, my two WI sisters, niece, grand-nephew, Arizona BFF and her spouse…a bunch.
Number of meaningful connections with Arizona family, former students and their parents, teaching friends, and more…lots.
Number of Flat Stanleys to travel across country and hang out…one.
Number of books read and discussed with Book Club and others…not sure.
Number of dinners with neighbors…same.Number of Canasta games played…probably eight.
Number of GOOD Canasta hands played…one.
Number of opportunities to serve others…numerous times daily.
Number of prayers requested, prayers answered, thanks given…countless.
I wish all of you the infinite blessings of this Christmas season and the same in the New Year to come. And so, Amen.