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?