I’m a few days late, and it’s been at least three weeks since I last posted, but I am hoping for a peaceful, happy and loving 2014 for my family and friends.
I’ve written enough about the losses we experienced in 2013; I can only hope the new year brings all of us peace. Still, those losses are lessons about life. We don’t get out alive and we need to make the most of the life we have. Time is limited, folks. Let’s live it up while we can. Are you doing what you want to be doing with the little time you have? If not, think about what it is you want. Of course, be practical, but don’t waste those precious moments. They go faster than you can even imagine.
Rather than reflect on the past, I want to express my hopes for the coming year. First, we have a new baby girl coming into the family in late February. I can’t begin to tell you how exciting and life affirming that is for us. I cannot wait to meet this child. I already love her, and will love her even more when I get to know her spirit and personality.
We have several great-nieces and great-nephews growing up so fast. They all give our life meaning.
I hoping for special times with all of them and other loved ones; my sister (maybe a cool trip with you and many hikes in our mountains); my cousins (I love you all and we need to get together); my mother-in-law (how lucky I’ve been to not only love, but like mine!); my SIL (who, over the past year I’ve grown to admire even more and nominate as my hero); my true friends; my BIL, Whitey, who has struggled but shown great strength and grace in adversity – again, a hero of mine. Let’s not let 2014 get past us without a few special moments together. Know that you are all loved and admired.
Cheers to 2014!