Tuesday, February 4, 2014

A New Beginning

Yes, it has been over a year since I last posted here on my blog.  It has been a difficult year.  And many things which we loved to do like long Saturday runs, learning Chinese, and blogging, got put on hold while we tried to push through each day and move forward.

Without giving too much details that would embarrass one of our children, I will let you know that Justin is spending the next year at Project PATCH, a residential behavioral treatment youth ranch for troubled teens.  Justin is getting much needed help and our family is getting much needed relief and some new beginnings.

So why am I posting a picture of a wreath?  On the last night before Justin went to Project PATCH, he ripped my favorite wreath off of the front door, broke it, and threw it at me.  The family wanted to repair it but I knew that there would always be a hurtful memory attached to it.  So away it went.  And I went out to purchase a new wreath, something completely different than the last one.  It is a symbol of new beginnings.  And I smile every time I see it.

1 comment:

Tiffani said...

Penny, this is beautifully written and I love that wreath. You have an amazing family. You always do what's best for your kids, even if it's the hard thing. I so admire you!