Monday, December 28, 2009

Goodbye...Hello

It is the end of the year. The end of a decade. In a few days we will be celebrating all the hope of what is to come. My usual routine for the week between Christmas and New Year's is to number 1, put away everything Christmas and then spend the rest of the time pondering and reflecting. It all sounds very spiritual doesn't it. It's not.

The pondering comes in brief moments of time. Between sleepovers, birthdays, grocery shopping and laundry. Sometimes while grocery shopping and doing the laundry. Time to plan first with next months happenings and then to the bigger picture of the next year. I have been thinking about the end of a decade and what I want to see for myself and my family in the next 10 years. Ten years from now Emma will be turning 26. I could very well be a grandma. 10 years ago she was just turning 6 and had just started Kindergarten, wow. Life happens fast doesn't it.

This next year I will be turning 40. "They" say this is the decade that you don't care anymore about what people think of you. I know that I care a whole lot less now than I did 10 years ago, and I think that is a good thing. I am not so sure it is a good thing to completely not care about what others think.

Here is my status report for the end of December 2009...

Sitting...in front of the computer

Drinking...Pepsi

Enjoying...listening to 3 little girls play downstairs and watching the neighbor boys throw snowballs at each other.

Reading...I received 3 new books for Christmas (Crazy Love, The Forgotten Holy Spirit, and Scared) I can't wait to start...maybe tonight. As of late I have only been reading magazines.

Looking forward to...all that 2010 has.

Obsessed...not so much

Thinking...about my sis-in-law's fight with cancer and what 2010 will hold for her family.

Happy...that I am content with where I am in life right now.

I am thankful that God made our lives with seasons. Both in nature and in life. It gives us opportunity to change and reinvent. How about you? What are you reflecting on?

5 comments:

Kim said...

It happens fast and sometimes I am okay with that ... and other times I wake up with my heart beating too fast at the thought of Hannah being gone. I can't believe we are already to this point in her life (high school). I can't believe this year is nearly halfway over and we will only have three years left.

God is good and I know his grace will meet me there but "wow" is right ;)

Blessings, Jill :)

Mel said...

Been thinkin' about my first born that graduates in 2012...that becomes reality with the start of 2010. Thinkin' about the changes in our family to come in the not so distint future. Reflecting on the wonderful 1day get away I had with my hubby!!!

Jeanine said...

It's funny your comment about how old your daughter will be in ten years. I was just thinking the same thing about my kids last night. Parker will be 21 and Faith will be 16. It's certainly strange to think about it, that's for sure.
I'm looking forward to 2010. I hope it brings happy, productive, healthy changes for me, for my family. We've got a lot going on...especially in the first few months of this upcoming new year, and it's exciting, frightening, and hopefully a step in the right direction. One step at a time...holding tightly to His hand.
Jeanine

Carol said...

In 10 years Grace will be 14 and I know my parenting advice calls to you will be even more frequent. (I know hard to imagine but get ready!) I am hoping that this trusting God thing I have been struggling with will get easier over the next year... I am looking forward to what He has in store just wish I could wrap my heart around the trust stuff... It comes and goes in spurts, and today its gone (ah well tomorrow is a new day right?) =)Love you my friend and am so thankful for you!

Jamie @ Six Bricks High said...

Just think in 10 years you could be a grandma and I will be a grandma with a 10 year old grandson. How crazy is that?

I too have been pondering about what I want in 2010...I want more of God and less of me!