It’s A New Year

Journey and Finn

Time passes but where does it go? Me and Journey are older now because time marches on taking us with it.

Once in a while Mom says she wishes she could stop time because the moment is so perfect, but she’s never figured out how to do that.

If life were a video she could pause, rewind or fast forward. I asked Mom if she could rewind time, what would she go back to in her life.

Mom said that’s a really hard question to answer. If she went back to when she first met our Dad, me and Journey wouldn’t be here. If she went back to when Ash was alive and healthy, I wouldn’t be here.

Sometimes really sad things happen and you want time to speed up to get to happy times again. But the sad times make you appreciate the happy times even more. It’s all so confusing.

Last night was New Year’s Eve. Mean people in our neighborhood set off fireworks for hours. It doesn’t bother me but it makes Journey crazy in the head. When the noise finally stopped we were all glad time had passed and it was quiet again. It was a relief that Journey stopped barking so we could get some sleep.

This morning is blessedly quiet. Do we appreciate it more because last night was ugly with noise? I think so. But if we didn’t have the noise we’d still be happy for a quiet morning. Like I said, it’s confusing. Good times, bad times, sad times, too much barking, too many tears. It’s all part of life.

I guess the only thing to do is cherish every minute as you live your life. When good things happen, be grateful. When bad stuff happens, be strong. Live like there is no tomorrow because there might not be one. And always remember, life is a sacred journey. That’s why Journey has her name.

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