This year there were people you put in our lives so we weren’t alone. There were blessings you gave us and we stood in awe. There were prayers you answered and we were grateful. There were things you did that we didn’t notice and we were relieved. There were things you didn’t do, that we thought you would, yet we stayed faithful. God, we’re just sheep moving in one direction, at different paces. But you kept pace with each of us, making sure we made it. Maybe we fell behind or fell down, but you didn’t leave us there. Maybe we caused another lamb to stumble, but you picked both lambs up. Maybe we followed a lamb down the wrong path, but you desired both lambs to be restored. We want to make you happy, Shepherd. We aren’t bad sheep, we’re just dependent and sometimes dumb. And need you. This note’s for you, Lord.