Just over a year ago, I'd begun to let go of my former life, to release my hold on the past. I entered 2011 with a new word, one in which I lacked confidence but which I knew that I had to believe, in order to finish the letting go: enough.
- I'd had enough;
- I have enough; and most importantly,
- I am enough.
It took me over eight months to believe this -- to turn that last corner on the past fifteen years, to find the door at the end of that seemingly-endless tunnel, to open it, and to step out into the light.
The turning point came sometime just before my 59th birthday. As Joyce Meyer would say, I finally got a 'suddenly'. Suddenly, I knew that I knew that I knew that 'enough' was true -- that I still had a life, and it was up to me to live it.
And so, gentle readers, I give you my word for 2012: LIFE!
"This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live."
- Deuteronomy 30:19 (NIV) (emphasis mine)