Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Farewell 2008

This post is a quick synopsis of 2008. It has been a roller coaster ride through the year and yet I wonder why it went so quickly.

I don't recall much about the earlier part of the year. Seems to have become a blur. Easter, school play, concerts, dance recital, it all seems to have blurred with memory.

As I sit here in my winter pj's and I hear the wind and see the snow blowing it's difficult to remember 90 degrees with severe humidity or Mr. Bettis and his morning ritual barking at the visiting squirrel. Oh! That's right, he is still on a morning ritual, barking at.........what? Nothing!
I know the heat will return and I'll have to rely on my imagination and memory of the cold and snow.

The summer holds memories of the plane for the band performance.

School began and it filled our days with activities. We loved every minute of it and I really can't write any more or the tears will flow. The pictures say it all for me. Memories.

2008 has had it's up and downs as every year. While I say I could do without the downs, it is a part of life unless of course that includes the Saw Encounter this time, last year:). I could've done without that incident.
In the end it is my faith and family that holds me together. Next year holds it's own ups and downs, ready and waiting. I don't always embrace change in my life so it could get interesting:).
There's a wedding and two graduations to anticipate and I'm looking forward those events.
I'm not a fan of the New Year festivities.
To all my friends, I send a big thank you hug. We've laughed and we've shed a tear or two along the way. Thank you all so much!
I say adieu to 2008 and I'll hold reserved judgement for 2009.
p.s. I just recieved a phone call from my mother and she has my dad in the hospital now. And so 2008 ends and 2009 will begin...................


Channon said...

Like you, I'm hesitant to proclaim that 2009 will be the "good" year I need, with lots of joy and no deaths and such. Still, it's been a pleasure getting to know you and yours, and I do look forward to getting to meet you in person in 2009!

Laura Neal said...

Happy New Year! I see you have someone in your family that likes to take pictures while someone is stuffing their face. Happens in our family as well.
Hope your year turns out to be wonderful, healthy, happy and prosperous.
Be safe!

Anita said...

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for 2009... we'll see what happens! :)
More than likely we'll be needing that cabbin get-away in the fall! LOL

Lots of hugs to you & many wishes for a great new year!

Bubblesknits said...

I hope your Dad is okay. Keeping my fingers crossed.

Thank you again for your friendship.
Here's to a better 2009! Happy New Year