Grrrrrrrrrr… 2008-2009 Post
I was dreading the “Goodbye 2008 Post.”
Why dreading it, you ask?
Well, 2008 was really great. Did I see that coming in 2007? No!
Did I have ANY clue? – I doubt it!
I jumped back in my blog to see if I had done some sappy, silly tribute to past years, in past years. I hadn’t. Yeah for me!
So, let’s say this- 2008 was unexpected and full of surprises. I was silly. I was scared. I was amazed. I was reckless. I was bold. I was funny… hysterical really (if I do say so myself). I was miserable. I was unreasonable. I was exhausted and exhilarated. I was honored. I made new friends and lost new friends. I was surprised. I was creative. I found old friends and lost old friends too. I learned new things. I was humbled and humiliated. I overcame fears. I understood love. I sacrificed and was sacrificed for. I cried hard. I laughed harder.
I held newborn babies and looked at them in awe and wonder. I asked each new child, “Who are you?” None of them answered. They only looked back with blurry eyes, maybe asking the very same question of me, “Who are you?”
I paddled through a lagoon of crocodiles (in a paddleboat of course). I spent more than 50 nights in hotels. I went scuba diving 90 feet deep! (Oops! I was not supposed to go that deep). I don’t know how many miles I traveled or how many times I sang “The Silly Pizza Song.” No one can actually count that high.
All in all, 2008 was a beautiful mess! I wouldn’t change a thing. There were no surgeries for Lucy or Leah, barely any broken bones for any of us. We couldn’t have imagined all the good. We couldn’t have braced for the bad. We did more than survive 2008- we lived it.
So, I sit here looking into the face of 2009 and ask, “Who are you?”
…Or is it 2009 cradling my face asking the very same question of me?