Tuesday, January 4, 2011

New Year - New Me!

I'm thankful to leave last year behind. We ended well. We are told that the end of a thing is better than the beginning. I have to believe that. The end of this year was much better!

It was a hard year. We made many trips to Georgia to check on my parents. In October Mama breathed her last breath here on earth. She had been wanting to go for a long time.

It was resolution. It was the end of suffering. It was release for her. It was a celebration for us because she was not suffering any longer. She had her memory again. She could know and love as she has been known and loved. I miss her so much. Grief is illusive and manifests in odd ways at odd times.

This year I have plans. I guess you could call them resolutions, but they are more like PLANS.

I plan to be healthier and in better shape at the end of this year.
I plan to have completed my Doctor of Naturopathy.
I plan to have enjoyed keeping my grandkids.
I plan to have company.
I plan to learn to cook some new recipes.
I plan to travel.
I plan to make window treatments for my windows.
I plan to spend more time in the Word and prayer and fellowship.
I plan to pare down and step up - be more active and more involved and less encumbered...
I plan to be a better daughter, sister, wife, mama, grandmama.


You see, these are things that are important. If I don't do them, then I will have lost out on golden opportunities. I will have not lived life to the fullest.

I turn 62 in October. I get to collect Social Security. First, I have to get my birth date settled.

I have two certified birth certificates. Neither of which is on the day I have celebrated all my life.

One on the 7th has my first name correct, but middle name incorrect. The one on the 9th has my first name incorrect, but middle name correct. I have celebrated the 8th. All my legal documents - drivers license, passport, marriage license, etc are on the 8th.

I plan to get this settled and corrected by the time October rolls around. We have started the process.

So, it will be a good year. I will let you know how it turns out!

Blessings on your New Year! I pray it is happy and prosperous!

4 comments:

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

It's good to have plans, I have been thinking about making some plans and some goals for this year as well!

good luck and Happy New Year.

Loosing a loved one is never easy but the perspective you have of where your mom is right now is so wonderful to think of her with a new body and in the loving arms of Jesus, it is a comfort to us when we miss those that have gone on before us!

Blessings
r

lailani said...

Happy New Year Mary!! Wonderful list and I am sure you will be successful. That is funny about your birthday - hope the resolution is a snap!

Susan said...

Beautiful post, Merrie!! Hope you're well. Much Love, Susan

Cheryl said...

Good for you! I've made some plans for this year as well. Check out this blog:
http://thinwithin2011.blogspot.com/
Love and miss y'all!
Cheryl