For almost a decade my brother and I have been spending the Christmas and New Year season following Team Canada at the World Juniors. Each year getting together to watch Canada go for Gold – most years they achieved that goal, but not always with ease. Many times our hope becoming reality as Team Canada came back from behind. Like in 2010 when Jordan Eberle scored to tie the Russians with 5.4 seconds left in the Semi-final game. In 2011/2012 Canada scored 4 unanswered third period goals only to lose 6 to 5. In the dying seconds of the game, Canada, never giving up hope, hit the post. Sometimes you get a miracle, sometimes you hit the post.
It’s the start of 2013. Once again Team Canada aims for Gold at the World Juniors. My symbol of hope hangs on the wall by the tree. I know this year in my life I may at times fall short and hit the post but I’ll always hope for miracles.
Happy New Year!