Happy New Year

It certainly has been a different kind of Christmas and New Year.

For one thing the weather has been more like early november since the freezing temps killed our garden off.....
left us with gallons of green tomatoes...and then left again..

a few of them pictured..

It was 30 last night (humm..by the time you read this it will have been a week ago ..)
but it is going to go right back up to 70 for the New Years day Holiday supposedly..
Well, I am really tempted to complain but Miriam loves the warm so I will just take what comes and be happy for those who like the above normal temps..
I think we may have broken records because we have been here over 15 years and have never had such a warm Holiday!!
I saw on the weather channel that the entire country was above normal and way above normal except for a small area in the very south western border along the Mexico border and it has been below normal temps there..

And then for another thing...

I remember Mom mentioning to me a while back about the change in the role she played in the Holiday's and I did not really hear her...
I wish I had listened to her back then as this year I experienced that very situation.
I have made the Holiday dinners for many years now and with our situation the way it is Crystal and Miriam took the Dinner plans and were responsible for the meals..
Wow...I sure did feel old..
Took me a couple of days to deal with the emotion of that ...
But life changes and changes and never stop coming at you...

And it really is the way it should be...
I understand that the older you get the more of a burden things in life are to you..
I can see how that could be very true...
I think that Scripture makes sense to me now where it did not before..

Ecc 12:1 Remember also your Creator in the days of your youth, before the evil days come and the years draw near of which you will say, "I have no pleasure in them";
Ecc 12:2 before the sun and the light and the moon and the stars are darkened and the clouds return after the rain,
Ecc 12:3 in the day when the keepers of the house tremble, and the strong men are bent, and the grinders cease because they are few, and those who look through the windows are dimmed,
Ecc 12:4 and the doors on the street are shut--when the sound of the grinding is low, and one rises up at the sound of a bird, and all the daughters of song are brought low--
Ecc 12:5 they are afraid also of what is high, and terrors are in the way; the almond tree blossoms, the grasshopper drags itself along, and desire fails, because man is going to his eternal home, and the mourners go about the streets--
Ecc 12:6 before the silver cord is snapped, or the golden bowl is broken, or the pitcher is shattered at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern,
Ecc 12:7 and the dust returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit returns to God who gave it.

I have to say the Scripture is a little sad sounding to me and I am not sad.

Learning to change should be something we welcome..
If we do not accept the changes how can we continue on to the place that is next for us...
God is such an awesome presence in the heart of us when we need understanding to make those changes.

I hope you are able to make the changes in your life that comes to you with an understanding that there is a season for everything...

Well, It is a New Year and life changes continue and we just do not know what God has in store for us tomorrow..
I know I have a lot of changes in my life right now that keep me wondering about how to deal with them..its good...

And Whatever your future holds, whether young or old or in between, may you find all your hopes and dreams met in Gods perfect plan for you...
Me too!!