Adieu! Adieu! To you and you and you!
Okay, so MAYBE I like the sound of music a little bit TOO much. Which is funny because before I ever saw it (pre-4th grade) I was convinced that I hated it. Mostly because everyone told me to hate it. But my 4th grade teacher, bless her heart, made us watch it as part of a sort of visual history/theatre/"treat" thing and I fell in love.
The point of this post isn't to exalt the wonder that is Julie Andrews (although she is aMAZing!!) but instead to say, "It's that time of year again." The time of year where I shutter my blog for approximately two weeks and go off and do fun family things involving Christmas. ;-)
This has been a roller coaster year for me, personally, though I would not say it has been bad. There have been hard times, disappointments and unique experiences I would not have chosen for myself but in everything there have been blessings. I don't even remember all the things that angsted me out over the past twelve months. I'm sure if I cared to recall I could dig through this blog but to be honest, I'm glad I don't recall most of the negative.
The most important thing I hold dear to me from this year is loving and being loved. The joy of friendships. The warm of fuzzies of being an aunt. The laughter of playing with a fluffy devilish pup. The contentment of being a (more often than not) beloved daughter and granddaughter. Even the pride in being a respected library associate. Most of all, the comforting knowledge of having been saved by His Grace. These are the things that I will carry with me into 2013. These are the feelings I will (hopefully) reflect back on when I'm old.
Well. OldER. I already feel ancient. haha
To all of you (two? three?) faithful readers and friends who frequent this blog and to any lurkers, as well, I wish you a blessed and happy Christmas full of joy, peace, love and comfort and a new year full of more good than bad. Be safe. Be healthy. And be warm! I love you!