It’s time to say goodbye and wave a farewell – fond or not depends on perspective – to 2009. Most people get a little reflective around the end of the year, and in some ways, I’m no different. While there has been a lot of dissatisfaction with things in this year, there have also been some rewards. I got to stop buying diapers. Woo! I got to spend a lot of time with my husband. Yay! I’ve made new friends in the blogosphere I call my home, and some other friends have welcomed new babies into their lives. I feel like I’ve grown in some ways – probably microscopic but still growth nonetheless. I don’t bother trying to put pencil marks on the spiritual wall anymore to measure my progress. It’s been a good year in that I feel I’ve been granted a special kind of peace and calm, a serenity if you will, and the gift of joy to go along with it. I can’t recall ever in my life before having that sense of tranquility. Truly a sense of blessedness and for that I am most thankful.
I am also thankful the year is finally over. It feels like it’s the right time to put it to bed, that has nothing to do with the date. I believe with all my heart that good things are on the horizon and that getting past this year will bring me closer to those things. And I am thankful for the faith that those good things will happen – sort of like pre-gratitude. Thanks in advance. :)
And I am thankful for the time you come to spend with me here, to share your thoughts with me, to joke and tease, to support and commiserate, to encourage and uplift. I am thankful for you. You have brought me laughter and happiness, and shared the gifts of yourself with me. Thank you.
See you in 2010! Have a joyous and blessed New Year’s, stay safe, drive carefully, don’t drink too much, and stay out of trouble. By that I mean jail.