It is already the middle of January, and 2012 is speeding by with wings on its feet. Yet I was reminded of my parents the other day, as I deliberated on future plans. It brought a smile to my face.
Floating back through time for a good number of years I recall New Years Eve as a party time. I remember my Mom and Dad would get all dressed up for entertaining at our house. Our parents were experts at hosting. There were about 6 couples that were long time friends, and when they got together, laughter echoed through the house. Sometimes I would invite a girlfriend over and we would enjoy the fun atmosphere. Then midnight came and with Mom at the piano, we would all sing and welcome in the new year together. Next we would sit at the table to enjoy the first meal of the new year. It was a fun celebration!
As time flew by, a deeper more serious note entered in at midnight. The old year was gone never to return, and a new year began. Envisioning future life with new goals became an important note. Truthfully I do not recall the goals I set at midnight any year, but what grew in importance was to have goals and visions and live life to bring them forth. Mom and Dad were role models and helped us kids set goals and attain them. How fortunate I feel!
The passing of many midnights has brought my husband and I into the golden years~and they really are. I have a husband who loves me dearly and enjoys taking care of me. At the same time I treasure him and like doing the many little things to make him laugh and enjoy our life together. God is good and He blesses us. We still set goals for ourselves individually and together, and God is a main focus. We know Him and thank Him for His teachings and His protection over our lives. Accompanied by our Lord, hand in hand we continue to walk our path in the delights and in the storms through the continually progressing years. Picture our silhouettes walking into the sunset? No, picture that hand in hand silhouette walking away from the morning sunrise~with lots of life yet to live and much to accomplish.
I think I understand Robert Frost :)