Happy New Year- 2013!!!!

As the new year begins I know we are all getting back into the swing of routine…even as I sit here looking at my tree…uh..yes..my Christmas tree is still up! After I send this email, I will be packing all the ornaments back into the boxes and putting them away for another year! My tree’s ornaments are diverse…some are from my childhood, some were made by my children,some were given to us by friends and still many are momentos we picked up from our travels through the years.) Long ago my husband and I decided that we would buy an ornament from each place we traveled as a reminder of our time there instead of a trinket. (We’ve been married for 25 years! so we have lots!) So… I love my tree and It is filled to the brim with memories!!!! However, as much as I enjoy reliving so many of those moments, at some point it has to be put away so I can get my household back in order…. or at least the living room!!!

Just like the tree…sometimes we can linger over past memories, even good ones for a wee bit too long. There comes a time when we need to put it away for a season in order to move forward into the next season of our lives. No matter where you have been in 2012…good place, hard place or in between….great job or job loss….I am praying for each of us to step into the New Year with hearts hopeful and expectant that “the best is yet to come…and won’t it be grand ” -to borrow a phrase from an old jazz standard!

May you and your family be blessed! I look forward to seeing you in 2013!!

All my love,


About Debbie Cunningham

Debbie Cunningham is a romantic jazz/pop artist residing in Franklin,TN. She writes songs about staying in love, pursuing your dreams and living life as a mid-life female. She is passionate about her family, relationships, loving others well, sunsets and dark chocolate! www.debbiecunninghamjazz.com

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