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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Monday, December 29, 2008

Changes


I received this the other day and I thought it was pretty. Especially for those of you in ice, snow, and freezing cold temperatures or those going through hard times.

I think for me the month of January has always been my hardest and longest month.
God gave us memories that we might have roses in December.-James M. Barrie
This new year is going to be one of the biggest 'change' years I've ever experienced. After 55 years - my life is going to be empty of someone to take care of. I've had siblings, parents, children, and grandchildren. . .
In May my daughter and grandson will be leaving home. I'm glad and sad. I feel like I don't know where or what or how I will accomplish letting them go. I love my new son-in-law to be. And they will be within two miles. But things won't be the same anymore. I know I can handle this and yet I wonder if I can handle it.
I am going to try to concentrate on the positives - the memories. The eight wonderful years I've had with my grandson. He is my rose.
Love,
Chatty

3 comments:

Changes in the wind said...

Chatty, just know you are not alone......but it is time for you now to spread your wings and fly and find out who you are apart from caretaker:) Read, craft, clean, organize, travel, join a group, craft for charity, journal, play computer games, sleep late and take naps and on and on and on.....................

Chatty Crone said...

Changes, you are right - it's scary - but there is only one direction to go -and that is forward - it just seems like my whole life is flashing before me these days. Thank you for your support! Another 'opportunity' to grow and change . . .

JeanMac said...

This is a touching post - glad they will be nearby.