So, here we are on the last day of 2009. New Year’s Eve has never been a big thing for me; it’s just another night as far as I’m concerned. Tonight, Gerry and I will likely enjoy sitting in the hot tub, perhaps looking at the skies with his new telescope, and I’m sure we’ll be fast asleep before the clock strikes twelve.
The message that our pastor gave last Sunday was about things we should leave behind as we move into the new year, and other things we should carry forward. This morning, in a less spiritual vein, I was thinking of some personal things I would like to leave behind as we enter 2010 tomorrow.
- high cholesterol
- about “nn” extra pounds
- sore feet (sorry Val!)
- hot flashes
As I look over this list I realize that it’s the list of an old woman – a grandmother even! And I realize that it IS the list of a grandmother, and that is the greatest blessing of 2009!
I’ll take these things as we move into the new year and I’ll try to improve what I can and embrace what I can’t. I’ll do my best to carry foward:
- healthy eating habits
- commitment to exercise in a way that suits me
- flat shoes
- refreshing sleep
- my memoir
- new writing goals
And most of all, I’ll carry forward being the best wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend that I can be.
And I’ll close this year with yet another picture of my beautiful granddaughter!
Have a Happy New Year all!