The last day of the year. Wow, time flies when you're having fun. This year went crazy fast for me. Lots of things changed, lots stayed the same. Three children in the home for the last 18+ years, then three children out of the home - just like that. We added a daughter-in-law. I guess that was the biggest change this year, but in my book - that's change! Our house is quieter (except when the kids are home from college) and our house is cleaner (again, except when the kids are home).
Fortunately, lots of things stayed the same - like our jobs. We still have them, which I know a lot of people aren't blessed to be able to say. We still have our home (which is actually worth more than we owe on it). And, again, I know a lot of people can't say the same thing. We have our good health, we can afford food on our table (although prices seem to be out of control), and we have love in our hearts.
May we put others before ourselves this coming year and, in turn, be blessed with a prosperous 2012 for ourselves, others, and our nations.
Hope you all have a safe and happy new years celebration tonight!