New Year 2018

Going from one year to another is the most difficult thing for me.  Each year is just as painful as the last.  As a mother I never wanted to go into a new year without my children and to have one child gone now makes it painful.  Almost as though I don’t have a right to see the new year without her. 16700551_10210427906167475_8391435040196537565_o Yet there are still reasons to keep going.  People to love and live for.  Difficult and painful doesn’t mean impossible.  14379866_10210099889047252_8232384665382823267_oI have a lot to do in this new year and a lot to learn.  Yes, I am still learning and I do have much to look forward to.  24250847_10212849997518245_121709383_oI am comforted by this scripture and I want to share it to comfort others who are bereaved.

For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a loud command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will be the first to rise.

After that, we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will always be with the Lord.

Therefore encourage (comfort) one another with these words.

1 Thessalonians 4:16-18


Seeing a New Year or even a new day means that I still have life.  I’m grateful for life and for each new day and each New Year.  I plan to live it to the fullest and to be grateful.  When that trumpet sounds I hope that I will be living that moment with joy, grateful and to the fullest.  It will be the happiest way to be reunited with my child, my love.  I hope that for each of you who read this.  Just because it’s painful doesn’t mean it’s impossible.

Hanna McCown

Happy New Year 2018

4 thoughts on “New Year 2018

  1. Angie Astrope says:

    I so enjoy Ur posts!
    I am so sorry to hear that a child of Urs has passed away. I don’t know that grief in a personal way but have friends who do. I grief other things like my children and grandchildren living far away and only seeing them once a year. But that isnt the same of a child passing away.
    It is beautiful to see the love and compassion of Christ in Ur life amid Ur pain. Keep on keeping on Hanna.

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    • hannamccown says:

      Thank you Angie. We do all have some grief and so many different reasons for it. Grief is grief, changing us and moving us in new ways. Where would I be without Christ? I’m sure it would be dark. He is the light in my life and I hope I can be brave enough to let his light shine through me even just a little.


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