Wednesday, December 30, 2009
New Years Eve as a holiday holds no appeal for me. I've never liked it even when I was much younger. To help it pass by without me I'm normally in bed sleeping by 10 PM, and can't remember the last time I rang in the new year with a group of friends. I find it very sad actually, for several reasons. One, it's the end of a year, passing of time, our children being that much older, days gone by. Since my Mother passed away a few years ago, I find it doubly sad, since New Year's Eve marks the wedding anniversary of my parents, as they were married on this date in 1945. I keep this photo out all year round. It has in it 3 people I love very much. My Mother, my Father, and my Grandfather who I adored as a child. Since we purchased our cabin a few year ago, I now have a retreat to go to every year for New Year's Eve. No pressure to find something exciting to do with friends, no parties, no sadness while others around me are celebrating. I can quietly ring in the New Year and reflect on happy times. They would have been married for 64 years this New Year's Eve. I think that is what I will celebrate.
Posted by QueenBe at 9:51 AM