Saturday, December 31, 2005

Speaking of Resolutions...

                                    

I have been off all week, and unfortunately, I haven't been exactly inspired to write in my journal.  This may just be my New Year's resolution..  I've never been very good at keeping them, but this one I may do alright with.  I've had a better day today then most of my week has been.  We just got home, the girls and I.  We spent the night last night at my parents and then drove 2 hours to my Gramps house and then we all drove another 30 minutes to visit Nana at the nursing home.  It was bitter sweet...seeing her is so warming to my heart, and yet she is failing more and more every day and it's breaking my heart.  It was so very hard to leave her there.  Mom and I cried, lagging behind so not to upset the rest of the family.  And yet, every time we see her, it's a blessing to know that she is still able to recognize and talk to us.  She didn't even recognize her own son last week, but today went very well. 

It's good to be home now.  It snowed pretty heavily most of the 2 hour drive home to mom and dad's and the 30 minutes back to our house.  I always look up and say a long amen when I pull into the drive.  Tonight was nice to feel the snowflakes cool my face... I love that feeling.  I think of all the people who don't get to enjoy that very simple pleasure anymore, and it puts things into a better prospective for me.  When I get down, I feel blind to all the good things in life that is taken for granted.  Today was a nice reminder of what is full and good in our lives.  Family.  Through the good, the bad, and the downright ugly (and there is a lot more of that than I dare put in this space of mine), we are together.  We are warm.  No one is suffering physically.  Emotionally, we are strong, as we have each other.  I have my girls.  I have my God to lean on and to praise and thank for keeping me out of harms way.  For leading me down a better path than someone else is on.  To talk to and pray for them, asthey are unable to pray for themselves....okay, I know to you I may be making no sense, but I know what I mean, and I guess that's what matters here...

SO ANY WAY....!!!   

A  very, very Happy New Year to all of you.... I hope all your Christmas's were peaceful and pleasant.  I've got to give Mailee a turn now.  She's been begging ever since I signed on!  Later! 

                                          

 

                                       

 

 

 

4 comments:

hillareeday said...

Happy New Year!!

onemoretina said...

  And a very Happy New Year to you, too !  I am sitting here reflecting on the past year, and despite the trials, I have much to be thankful for.  I am looking forward to a wonderful 2006, not because it will be perfect, but because I am surrounded by people who love me, and whom I love.   Tina

justaname4me2 said...

Happy New Year to you too. Lets take 2006 and create a bit of extraordinary for ourselves. Take care and I'm glad you were able to safely do some visiting.

Rebecca

memes121 said...

Happy New Year friend.