|Not sure who to give credit to for this lovely picture. I can't find the original source..... if someone knows, please share!|
As I sit here on my couch, wrapped up in a flannel quilt I made, hacking up a lung, I contemplate the past year and a new year to begin.
This year will have many big changes and firsts for us. This year will set into motion a new stage in our families lives. For so many years we've had little ones entering the nest. They have been great years of nurturing, holding, loving, rocking, singing, memory making, struggling, tears, loving, singing, rocking......
2011 ends this part of that chapter and 2012 opens the chapter where little ones start to leave the nest. The SM and I have been working hard preparing The Native's for this day. I begin to wonder if it isn't us, the parents who need the preparing as The Native's seem to have no problem looking forward to this with excitement.
It is an exciting time though, to see the little ones grow into adults and the magnificent people they are becoming. I know that they will contribute to society in a positive good way.
I know this isn't the end of anything. It's a continuation of something beautiful that is going to get even better as it expands and grows. You know, I'm actually looking forward to this!
Amazing..... there is hope for me yet!!