Friday, January 2, 2009

happy new year...2009

Many of you have been begging, pleading, for the next blog post. Well, here it is...

Welcome 2009. Our personal lives, as many of you know, have looked very similar to the life of the world's economies this year. And yet, despite all of that, we feel pretty darn good most days. Of course, the two hospital stays have not been the highlights of our year, and Colin's diagnosis was a huge wallop in the arse, but all in all, Rebecca and myself feel confident not in rosy days ahead, but in a practical sense of peace of mind about our lives and Colin's. As we look to the future, we don't see 2009, we see many years of incredible times with our son.

You see, 2009 is a finite idea. It has a beginning and an end. We know that Colin's life, just like all of our lives, is finite as well, but we cannot dwell on that aspect. If we focus too hard on when the end of Colin's life MIGHT be, in any of his possible limitations, we won't be able to revel in all that is between now and then, in all that COULD be. Call it a New Year's resolution if you will, but I will call it my LIFE's resolution -- not just with Colin but with every aspect of my life -- to look forward to tomorrow with open eyes and see it not as another day with a beginning and an end, but as an incredible opportunity for excitement and adventure.

1 comment:

Ginny Alley said...

Love that idea Deej, thanks for the reminder :)