When I finally
2013 has been a good year. Not necessarily one in which I've been blissfully happy every single day, but then what year is!? I am a year older, hopefully a year wiser. My grandchildren are growing quickly and turning into wonderful young men and women. My children are a year older, and learning those valuable lessons that every parent, and couple learns... ;0) Our family has grown by one, and more than likely the last baby, kind of sad...I love my little grands! Our sweet little Tanner was two months old yesterday...and oh, so sweet! I suppose my next role will be that of, great-grandmother...eeeek!
Since my husband retired, life has been so interesting! For 30 years, he worked 40 plus hours a week, woke up at 4:30 a.m. and got home at 7:00 p.m.. For many years he traveled throughout the United States, working away from home for up to a year at a time. I have to say, he has settled in quite nicely! He has renewed a relationship with a brother, that had been lost for more than 20 years. They both recognize how sad that was, and spend as much time as they can together. He has also created new friendships that will last a lifetime.
I love having him home...although I have found that my life probably changed as much or more than his did. I was used to doing things at my own pace, (I'm working on getting that back!). I still do the same things I've always done, I just do them in a different order. I treasure the time that we spend together, and look forward to many more years with this good man!
I guess when I think about it, a bubble of rejoicing starts somewhere in the middle and spreads all over my chest! I have a place here, and my life has meaning! I am a daughter of God. Today, as the year winds down, let me know I am blessed, and rejoice in the dailiness and the magnificence of life!
Happy New Year!