Monday, January 5, 2009

Out with the Old

It is a well-known fact that I hate winter. I don't like snow, I don't like cold and frankly I think anything resembling winter weather should be strictly confined to the month of December. However, while I detest the icy precipitation that the next few months will bring, January is actually one of my favorite times of the year. I love the newness that comes, it is better than spring for me. I am itching right now to get home and sort through all my stuff. Ditch the clutter of last year and look forward to all of the wonderful treasures I will accumulate (hopefully mostly mental ones!) in the coming days. I adore taking down all my Christmas decor- I love putting up Valentine's things. I love the cleared out look that getting rid of things provides.New Year's Eve is not a time of sadness, the year is complete, it has reached it's fullness. The Lord has a perfect plan for all things, why would I want to stop His clock? 2008 was a wonderful year in so many ways, but I don't want to hold onto it. It makes me sad that my mind is fallible and frail; I won't remember most of those days. However, that doesn't stop me from being excited to create new memories. Some of the most important things are still with me anyway, like my precious Carson and Josie. All an ending really is is the opportunity to start something new, right?


  1. I too hate winter and the snow - I just hate being cold! =) This past weekend we also dug through our stuff and organized things in matching boxes and threw away or donated all of our old junk. It felt SO good.

    Happy New Year to you too!! Hope to see you soon!!

    ~ Jen

  2. I miss Carson and Josie already! Give them love and hugs from me :) Thanks for the pep talk this afternoon. Sometimes it's nice to know others can commiserate!!!

  3. There is so much about winter to love. It is a great excuse not to be outdoors, but inside reading a book, drinking tea or cocoa, making warm soup, cuddling, so many things that warmer weather doesn't afford. Every season has its own beauty. Winter is one of my favorites. There's nothing like getting a snow day to cheer me. We can welcome spring soon enough.



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