the end is near

no no NO!  not that kind of end!   bad brain....bad!

sorry....sometimes things just pop into my brain and i have to go there.  

this morning i'm sitting on the couch, enjoying an incredible cup of coffee and taking a breather before starting tax prep.   my mind is reviewing the last few days and my eyes are teary.   once again, God has reassured me that we did an okay job raising our kids and for this I am truly grateful.

boy1 flying home was exactly what I needed for Christmas to be perfect. getting to see the interaction between the three kids made me smile.  they really love each other....not because they have to, but because they truly care.

as i sit here pondering the year ahead, i'm excited for the changes that are coming and sad at the same time.  boy1 is back in Nashville.  girl1 is getting married in June.   boy2 is moving to Alaska in less than a month.  They are five years apart in age and yet, in a span of 10 months, they will all leave the nest.  

Christmas 2009 will always be a special one for me.  I think they all felt that it was the last one with all our traditions intact.  we'll be adding family members and adjusting things to accomodate inlaws and their traditions and it will all be wonderful, but 2009 was "ours" and it was good.

and to 2009 I bid a fond farewell and to 2010, I say "bring it on!".....

May you all have an incredibly blessed 2010!


  1. Happy New Rear...I mean YEAR to you too. (sorry, I couldn't resist)

  2. I found the photo both disturbing and a turn on. I don't know what that says about me, but Happy New Year to you!

  3. Man, think of all the time you're going to have for the Magic Kingdom! I'm just hoping for clean carpets.