2020 was a challenging year for many. I have to admit that I feel a little guilty that 2020 was an awesome year for me. Should I even say that out loud? So many other people suffered through this year.
I will admit that the year began with some anxiety and uncertainty. But then my faith in God kicked-in and I realized what an opportunity the year would be. In February, my family flew to Australia and New Zealand for a six-week trip. We had a wonderful time exploring New Zealand for 27 days before the US State Department told us to get home or plan to shelter in place for the duration. Our trip home was surreal, but we arrived home safely.
Despite the prevalence of the Wuhan Virus, that plague has passed over our house. We have all stayed healthy this year.
In July, after more than a little cabin fever, we took a trip to the western states to explore our National Parks. Once again, the trip didn’t not go as planned, but it was still a wonderful trip. We spent 25 days driving across America the Beautiful. We managed to visit Badlands National Park, Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Mount Rushmore, Devil’s Tower, Glacier National Park, Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks for a second time, Crater Lake National Park, Golden Spike, Grand Canyon National Park, Hot Springs National Park, and Graceland.
So as 2020 draws to a close, I don’t feel deprived, I feel blessed. It has been a wonderful year where I have been able to spend quality time with the one’s I love.
My prayer for 2021 is that it is better than 2020. I hope that we will put the Wuhan Virus behind us and get back to normal.
Ain’t Life Grand!!