Thursday, December 31, 2009

Here's to YOU!

A frightening thing has happened.............
I hate this............
But I feel compelled to let it out.........
I've been inspired!!!!!

I first read my friend Bunny's blog and then jumped on over to my cousin Anita's blog but it didn't stop there.  There was Ruben and Debbie and Comet and Blitzen......Wait, wait, wait! As you may be able to tell, I become quite engrossed in the Christmas spirit.  And why not!  The Holiday's are but once a year which means I've only had the fortune of enjoying Christmas and New Years 54 times in my lifetime.  Not nearly enough for someone my age.

I think it's quite unfair that Christmas is only celebrated once a year.  It's such a joyous time.  People overall seem to be in better spirits, which may be due to the consumption of spirits, or due to the excitement of giving and/or receiving gifts.  There are parties to go to, caroles to be sung and the big fat lie we tell our children about Santa delivering gifts.  Don't get me wrong, I lied too.  I loved telling my children about Santa and the excitement it created in them.  I loved the innocence with which they believed.

New Years Eve; another reason for the joy.  Except for those who still don't get the connection between drinking and driving, New Years Eve is so exciting.  I think back on so many New Years Eve parties.  Parties with my parents, parties at my parents home (when they weren't there shhhhhhh)...parties with friends, parties with dancing, parties with laughter, parties with good old fashioned clean fights....I know, but it's funny after the fact.  Uncles who cry when intoxicated.  Aunties who dance with EVERYONE.  New Years Eve at the Rose Parade and New Years Eve's with a small group of friends.

 I'm getting all sentimental....

The older one gets the more stories there are to tell, ain't it so?  The story I love most is the one about you.  How you and I met.  How we spend time together.  How we play together.  How we shop together.  How we adventure together.  How we travel together.  How we learn together.  How we grow together.  How we write together and how we read together.  Each of you created special memories for me.  Some old, some new.  Some educational, some spiritual.  Each of you brings something different into my life that no one else can. 

So if I've never told you, thank you for your companionship this year and in those past.  I couldn't have made it through another year without your support and kind words, your prayers, your honesty and encouragement.  There is nothing that compares to you, your stories and the laughter and tears we share.

Here's wishing each of you love enough to fill your cup, money enough to keep you dry and fed and faith enough to know that when you're running low, God Himself will hold you up and send friends and family to gather around you.

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Anonymous said...

I love it, Marie! Back atcha, back atcha, back atcha!
Look for "Robblog" in 2010!

Signing "Robb" here because I'll still be anonymous for the time being.

Debbie said...

Awwwwww ... I remember those family parties when everyone was young and happy. Now, almost all of them are gone now. Uncles and aunts that made me laugh til I peed, played guitars and sang songs all night long. What a time ... it was beautiful. Are you sure we aren't related? LOL!

Me....bunny said...

Stop already....I'm crying and tears are actually dropping on my blouse...OK, that vision is kinda funny because I'm still
Yes I remember all that stuff parties, dancing, noise, parades and like you said "good company". If it wasn't for my friends...well, you know. I raise my wine glass to 2010..."here's to good food, good conversation, good thoughts, good health, good times and good people"...

Happy New Year to you and the whole familia...((((HUG))))


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh yes, yes!!!! I am with you! Ruben and I are always saying that blogging has been such a blessing. We are able to reach out to each other now anytime of the night, day, with stories, questions, fairy tales to lift us up, venting to let it all out, you name it, it's possible. And dearest cousin, how I love you. I am so proud of you. You have made a beautiful family, your daughters are gorgeous human beings both outside and IN because I know how you have shown them the love of GOD. And you have talents that will open those doors for you and WHAT ELSE IS COOL IS that I know you; you will crash those doors down and make your dreams happen. There must be something in our mothers' genes, no?:) They were both so quiet and passive, but we have taken the bull by the horns, and I can't wait to see what will come of the new year for all of us. Blog on my dear cousin, and I will pray that all that you seek will become reality. Have a great evening with the forever, Anita

Rattus Scribus said...

The feeling is mutual. I am so happy that despite the physical distance between us, this past year we have all grown closer together. Please keep blogging. I love reading it; Debbie's too. I'm going to start reading Bunny's. Anita tells me she loves her blog too.
The happiest New Year to you and your family.

Debbie said...

i had more to say. new years resolutions for me .... to write, and be nice to myself and not be a slave to my husband. BE SUPER NICE TO ME ... ME ME ME! WRITE MY BLOG, WRITE MY BOOK ABOUT ME AND MOM....SEE WHAT HAPPENS. IT WOULD VBE HAPPY AND SAD, A WHOLE GRAB BAG OF EMOITIONS. BUT HARD TO PUT YOURSELF OUT THERE. THAT'S NEw RESOLUTION. love you marie