Even when I was a a party-girl, New Year's Eve was the one night in which I stayed home, pretty much every year. I still keep that tradition. It works for me. I like it.
Also, when I was a party-girl, I have tended to bring the New Year in with a count-down, a cheer and a prayer. I'd always preferred to spend New Years Eve with very close friends and/or family.
This year will be no different. Quiet. In the peace and comfort of my home. With my family.
I don't knock the revelers who go out and party. I just always hope they're careful and safe (they've always made me nervous, seemingly more reckless than the other nights of the year).
I look forward to 2013. The year of 2012 was so good to me, I expect even more goodness in this new year.
Actually, it wasn't good every single day. We did suffer the loss of a family member who died in middle-age. That's young, like us. Nothing like a sudden death to remind us how much of a gift life truly is.
We also mourn the loss of two family members who've been withdrawn from our lives these last few years. It's not death, but it's sad and hurtful just the same. And yet, we go on, don't we?
It is a constant adjustment, living without people you love, who are alive and well and out of touch. Life goes on, and we've done our best to focus on our blessings. We love them and hope we reconnect one of these days.
In the meantime, I'm looking forward to the wonderful surprises our lives will bring in 2013. God keeps blessing us and I am ever grateful for His presence.
Happy New Year, friends!
I hope 2013 brings you and your families many blessings too!
So tell me, was 2012 good to you? Are you excited about 2013 at all?