Sydney Paige McCutcheon
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Two Years

Two Years

Sydney Paige McCutcheon

Sydney Paige McCutcheon

Always when you look back on your life in the recesses of your mind, you wonder how it all happened, where it all went, would if you had done differently. Two years ago, my first blog was posted on this magazine. And in the time of those two years, many things occurred.

I got asked out to prom a year after I had already graduated. What I thought was a best friend chose others instead. I went to South Carolina and felt warm ocean water for the first time. I almost took a trip outside the country. We didn’t get to go to Hawaii. I finally got a new job. I am ready for a new job.

And though I can say much has happened, I must say that so much much much more has yet to come forth and will. Usually it doesn’t go the way you planned, but I know there is a plan, no matter what thoughts try to convince me otherwise, or what fears. I just have to trust.

First, I want to thank God for giving me this avenue of writing – it is all because of Him and His work that connections are made. I thank my family for all that they do for me, from big moments and even day-to-day, and always being there.  I want to thank Jodie for believing in me and my writing and giving me these opportunities to meet new people and write this blog. I also want to thank you readers, veteran and new, for taking the time month to month to read the stories that I hope give laughter, inspiration and hope. It has been a good two years.

Further, I want to say Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone! My sister and I got our candy shopping done in advance! For those who may feel this day is only for couples, don’t believe that! It is a great day to buy nice treats for family, friends and even co-workers. Sometimes it’s nice to just sit down, have a bowl of popcorn, a warm blanket, pop in a gushy movie and relax!

And to couples, do something nice for each other as well! Even simple gestures speak volumes.

Have a great rest of the month! I leave you with these words:

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails . . .”

 

1 John 4:8 “. . . God is love.”

 

Sydney