Thursday, January 1, 2009

Ringing in 2009

I must admit that I was sound asleep when 2009 was ushered in. I drifted off to the sound of fireworks over the lake. Heaven only knows how long the party goers revelled out there in the 20 degree temps, but I was perfectly content to celebrate New Year's in my dreams.
I hope everyone enjoyed a wonderful Christmas....we had such a good time visiting with family. We celebrated with lots of Reindeer Games~


We were fortunate enough to be visited by not one but two Santas this year :-)


And of course there were Angels all around as we remembered the true reason for this wonderful season...

Yesterday, as I talked to my son about the up coming New Year, he expressed sadness when he realized that 2008 was going and would never return. Even at 6 he senses the bitter sweetness of the passage of time. I told him not to worry over the time that was gone, that we had a wonderful year and we talked of some of the best highlights and the fun things that the year had brought us. Then we talked of the year to come... the events we were looking forward to and the fun still to be had.
I hope I helped him to focus on the hope for the New Year and the promise that the days still to come hold. For at its simplest that is what time offers us~ memories of events, joys, love and sadness that have already transpired and tantalizing thoughts of what we are yet to behold.

Happy New Year my friends! May it be a year filled with the fondest of memories~Rhonda

5 comments:

Kathleen Grace said...

Happy New Year to you Rhonda! Those asre some very sweet angels, santas and reindeer you have been partying with!

BittersweetPunkin said...

Happy Happy New year to you my Dear Friend!!

BIG HUGS,
Robin

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Happy New Year to you and your family sweet friend :)

Hugs,
Dena

bj said...

Thanks so much for coming by to see me...I want to wish you and yours the very best year, ever...just full of blessings of all kinds.
love, bj

bj said...

Thanks so much for coming by to see me...I want to wish you and yours the very best year, ever...just full of blessings of all kinds.
love, bj