Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy 2011!! How in the world is it 2011? How does time simultaneously seem to move both slow and fast in my mind? I have no idea...and no time to contemplate it, because it's time to get my Christmas decorations down, cook the beans, and get my ducks in a row for the new year.

Speaking of ducks in a row...here are mine:)




I love the New Year...a fresh start, a clean slate, out with the old, in with the new, yada, yada, ya.  2010 was a good year for our family--full of highs (an adults only trip to St John, a new home) and lows (hospital trips, moving twice), but most of it was in the middle.  And strangely, sometimes the middle is hard.  There is something about the extremes that makes it easier in some unexplainable way.  Maybe it's the endorphins, or the emotions, the panic or just God's grace that carries us through during the highs and lows.  But the middle of life is where you just have to gut it out and keep trudging along.

And it seems like most of life will be lived in the middle and I think I'm 'in for' a harder middle ground than I expected in life.  I'm hoping that 2011 is full of many more highs than lows, but mostly that I grow in the ability to live the middle with energy, joy, peace, and pursuit.  Wishing you and yours the same.  Cheers to 2011!!

2 comments:

The Avery House said...

Beautifully written and so true. So glad our paths crossed in 2010. Looking forward to knowing you better in 2011. Blessing to you and your family in the new year.

Alexandra said...

G seems like he's getting so big! I love the pictures of the two of them together. He looks like such an adorable big brother. Hope you all had a wonderful bunch of holidays!!!