New Beginning – A Haibun

I remember writing the D’Verse Haibun a year ago and sharing that January had always been a sad time for me.  Each year I was consumed with melancholy and regarded it as a black month. 

Little did I now then that 2019 would be one of the worst years of my life. In January within days of writing that Haibun, an MRI on my husband’s brain showed two tumors and he was scheduled for immediate surgery. Thankfully they were removed successfully and not cancerous, but the healing process is long, life changing and precarious.  In addition to other existing health issues and the sudden appearance of new ones, we have been on a mind-altering, life changing journey to hell and back.

One year later we are in a better place but still struggling with the process. I am determined to make January a month of new beginnings, change and hope.  If you choose to turn off the light, then you will live in the darkness. 

Life will always change
Accept it, embrace it and
Never let it go 
 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Bjorn is hosting the January Haibun at D'Verse and has asked us to
think about new beginnings

Image by sunflair from Pixabay

  21 comments for “New Beginning – A Haibun

  1. January 8, 2020 at 12:04 am

    Hi Christine, so true! I am so glad your husband is doing better now! That’s good news! Happy new year! :d

    • Christine Bolton
      January 8, 2020 at 9:08 am

      Thank you Carol Anne 🙂💕 Happy New Year to you too my friend

  2. January 7, 2020 at 8:24 pm


    • Christine Bolton
      January 7, 2020 at 9:28 pm

      Thank you Bette 🙂💕

  3. January 7, 2020 at 4:17 pm

    What a terrible journey, but I’m glad that it turned out to be something good….

    • Christine Bolton
      January 7, 2020 at 9:30 pm

      Yes, thank you. It gave us a chance to look at things differently. Happy New Year Bjorn 🙂

  4. January 7, 2020 at 10:06 am

    I know firsthand how devastating and life-altering the illness of a spouse can be. Sending prayers of support and encouragement for you both. 💕

    • Christine Bolton
      January 7, 2020 at 12:35 pm

      Thank you Felicia. I know you had a terrible loss and I hope you are finding peace from your pain. I really appreciate your kind words and prayers 🥰❤️

      • January 7, 2020 at 1:37 pm

        You’re welcome, Christine…and thank you! 💕

      • Christine Bolton
        January 7, 2020 at 3:09 pm


  5. January 7, 2020 at 9:03 am

    My dearest Christine, I am proud of you. You and your husband were and are very brave. I imagine it was not easy at all. But you fought and you are still fighting. I wish you and your family all the best in the world. Lots of love sweetheart ❤️🌸💕🙏

    • Christine Bolton
      January 7, 2020 at 12:37 pm

      Thank you so much my dear friend. We are progressing well and are determined to make this year better. Your kind thoughts and wishes mean the world to me. 🙂❤️🥰

      • January 7, 2020 at 10:24 pm

        Christine, I am thinking of you. May you guys stay strong.
        Lots of blessings

  6. January 7, 2020 at 8:57 am

    Wishing you courage. For me, both the good and bad (eventful) months have been Jul/Aug. Perhaps something to do with my Leo zodiac sign.

    • Christine Bolton
      January 7, 2020 at 9:07 am

      Thank you Reena. You might be right. January for me has always been about loss and heartache. It is not my birthday month, that is usually a happy time! Wishing you a happy and healthy New Year and may July and August be good for you 🙂💕

      • January 7, 2020 at 9:33 am

        Thanks 🙂

  7. January 7, 2020 at 8:45 am

    This is the right attitude to have. Move on with life. Stay strong.
    Wishing your husband speedy recovery. ❤️

    • Christine Bolton
      January 7, 2020 at 8:54 am

      Thank you Sadje. It’s a long and sometimes dark process but he is on the right road now. 🙂❤️

      • January 7, 2020 at 9:04 am

        Take care. It is a hard journey but well worth the effort.

      • Christine Bolton
        January 7, 2020 at 12:36 pm

        Yes it certainly is Sadje. Thank you for your kindness 🙂❤️

      • January 7, 2020 at 12:46 pm

        You’re welcome

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