Monday, December 31, 2007

And so, another one bites the dust

Here it is New Years Eve. I know, I know, you thought I had forgotten you!

Fear not, I have been otherwise occupied with holiday revelings. Ever wonder what that term means? Sounds daring to me. My holidays were filled with love. My oldest son, Paul, visited for several days. I didn't cry. What I should say is that I didn't cry when he arrived and I didn't cry when he left, but good golly miss molly!! did I cry whenever I set my peepers on him all the time he was home. And I had to keep hugging him, hoping that in doing so I could turn back the hands of time and he would be mine all over again! It is so very hard to let them go, isn't it? How DARE they grow up!! I couldn't believe my eyes.He is an intelligent, charming and mostly grown man. I say mostly grown because despite his facial hair and the letters after his name, I will consider him all grown up when I am. And that will be the twelfth of never !!

I am a very poor photographer but I was able to get a few good shots of Paul and Sarah the night before he left.

The entire family spent Christmas at my folks home and it was a good time for all of us. We are ever mindful of the blessings that we still have my Mom and Daddy around. Okay, enough of Christmas memories - I will be boo-hooing for missing my son again.

Do you make New Years Resolutions? I don't. I mean I may think of a few things that I would like to do or accomplish but hard and fast resolutions? Not me. I do try to write down a few things that I have learned during the course of the year.

I have learned . . .

1. One doesn't need to be brilliant or even well versed in HTML to get a website going. All you need are a few folks who believe in you, google, and a patient husband who knows how to cook. Thank you, my HARTS.

2. I am always amazed at the loving and giving nature of the human race. While the media likes to be bad news bears, the world is never quiet and we are surrounded by chaos, people like YOU took time out of your day to read this blog and others like it. YOU found the Ava Grace Auction and helped to raise thousands of dollars to help a child you did not know. Thank YOU, sisters. You will never know the impact that one good deed did. Thank you.

Through this wonderful device called a computer I have met many delightful folksies over the past several years. I have even had the pleasure of meeting many of you in person! In thinking back over this past year and the new friends that the Lord has graced my life with, I have to say that because of blogging I have felt my world enriched and my horizons broadened.

Okay, that's enough of the reflective stuff ~ let's play ball!

See you next year!!!


kat449 said...

Happy New Year to you and Lucious,

I sooo missed you Blondie. My prayers were answered, that you were "just" busy & joyful spending quality time with your family and kinfolk.(& not ill)

You always tell me I put to much emphasis on how much you mean to me but AAAAHHHH!!!! after reading your blog, you "get" what Ive been feeling & trying to tell you about the power of friendship, inspiration, and the spirit of healing offered from the women in Blogland...Now you know how Ive been feeling about you and our sisters...God Bless you with all the riches you deserve in 2008! hugs, Kat

Donna said...

What beautiful kids!!! They grow up TOO darn fast. I keep trying to push the clock back but it's not working...So, I'm going with the flow! lol
Several of us other bloggers went to Brenda's place(whats up down south) and had Margaritas! Daisy had fun on the back patio...Brenda needed sympathy! LOL It was fun! Glad you're back girl! Happy New Year!

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Dearest Blondie,
Happy, Happy New Year!! I hope you have a wonderful 2008. You always share something fun to read or something inspirational to think about. It's a joy to know you.

Blessings to you and "Luscious"~

She'sSewPretty said...

Happy New Year Blondie! My bearded son is still living at home and I just can't get over my "little boy" having a beard. LOL I'm looking forward to getting to know you better this year!

Amy Wagner said...

As always, I love the way you put words together. This time about your son. Boy is he handsome!!
Happy New Year my friend.

SherryBee said...

Happy New Year to you, too, Blondie!
My, you have such a sweet spirit!
Great pic of the kids...and yes, isn't amazing how they grow...but, even more amazing is when you look at them and STILL see their sweet lil baby face in there! Yes, it is so very hard to let go...and in this day and age, where they don't just leave home, they leave town, the state and sometimes the country! wahhhhh

And, how true about these lil cyber-boxes! I still find it amazing how you can 'connect' with people you've never been in close, personal contact with! What would us women be without other women???

I'm glad I 'met' you in 07! Hope you have a most wonderful year!

Anonymous said...

Hi Blondie! I love your blog! You make me smile. =) You writing about your son is similar to what I have written on my blog about my children. My youngest dd is getting married in 16 days...and boy are the emotions starting to kick in!

Big prim hugs (((((Blondie)))))
Happy New Year!