Thursday, December 31, 2009

When the circle is broken

This week has been an interesting one. Some good news arrived and some bad. Some lucky things happened and some unlucky. (If there is such a thing as luck!)

We hear alot about the circle of life. And it's true that people are born and die every day and that is life, but what happens, when that circle seems broken. When things seem to happen at the "wrong time"?

This week.... Lacey had her first baby. A sweet little boy who decided to arrive 7 weeks early!

A sweet friend from my Bunco group in College Station lost her husband in a car accident. 34 years old and gone in an instant. No time for goodbyes. Her toddler daughter lost a father she probably won't remember.

In things that now seem much less important, Lance's car was hit twice by a hit and run driver. The guy hit it and then backed up and hit it again! Fortunately for us, there was a witness and so we have the license plate number. Hopefully, this person has auto insurance and this will be nothing more than an inconvenience to fix!

Lance's parents were here with the kiddos while we worked this week. They took the kids to a movie yesterday afternoon and the fire alarm went off! So, the movie theater comp'd 4 tickets to use on a future visit. So, our family will be able to go to the movies sometime soon! This is exciting for us because movies are one of the items cut from our budget this year!

2009 has been a great year! We've had some super great times and moments this year and we've had some sad and hard times too --- just like all of you. We've said goodbye to great friends in College Station and hello to new ones here in San Antonio. God has blessed us greatly thru all of the transition.

In 2010, I don't have real "resolutions" although I do have a few things that are on my heart.

I'd like to:

do better on my eating and exercise
keep developing friendships here in SA
plan a "date" night with each member of my family separately --- one for Lance, N, and L --- a time to have one-on-one conversation with each

I pray that you and your family have a safe and happy new year!

See you in 2010!

4 comments:

Jenn Greeley said...

It's always good to reflect on the year. To think back to the lessons we were given. Like you we've experienced highs and lows. I've noticed for sure life is passing much faster now. I actually do have a list of resolutions...and one of those, in fact its at the top of my list is to enjoy every moment with my family, the crazy and busy ones too. The ones that we love the most can be taken from us at any moment. I for one don't want to ever regret not spending enough time with them. Happy New Year! I hope its full of glorious blessings.

Emily said...

It has been a strange christmas with all the unexpected events. I'm looking forward to the new year! Lots of scrapbooking ahead!

Sherry said...

Jud and I have had a date day ever since our youngest started kindergarten. Thursday has always been his day-off so that is our day to spend together. We look foward to Thursday every week.

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