Christmas Blessings to All

How time flies!

Is it just me, or does time fly by faster now?

Maybe it is my age. I don’t know. It just doesn’t seem possible that Christmas is five days away! Where did summer go? We really didn’t have much of a Spring or Fall. Today is the last day of Fall. Winter begins tomorrow. We have already had cold and snow. I think they need to change the beginning and ending days of the seasons. Mother Nature seems to have her own ideas as to when each one will begin and how long each season will last.

We have also been blessed so far this December. The weather the last several days has been beautiful. I have enjoyed many beautiful walks lately. The sunset last night was a sight to behold. I love capturing nature’s beauty in a picture. I look at the photos and am reminded how beautiful life is, how precious life is and how none of us should take a moment for granted.

I enjoy every part of my life. I am blessed and very thankful for all I have. I am not talking about material items. I am talking about the people in my life. I have been married to the love of my life for 22 years! We have been together for 24 years. Another reference to how fast time goes by. I remember when we were dating. I remember vividly the day he proposed. A snowy December day, Jeff proposed to me on a bridge at the Troll Stroll in Oakland. I cried and said yes! Every day since has been a treasure. I am also blessed to have a daughter that is also my friend. We talk every day. She is also happily married, has two beautiful children and is expecting their third child in June! Jeff and I are so happy for them! We are also very excited to welcome another grandchild into our lives. Our son-in-law, Tri, is a great dad and he is also very good to us. Does life get better? I don’t think so. Penelope and Rowen, Whitney and Tri’s kids and our grandkids, come to stay with us quite often. They sure keep us busy, but we love it! Watching them grow is cherished blessing. I don’t know how it got started, but I call Penelope Peeps! I haven’t nicknamed Rowen, other than to call him Rowie sometimes. I think every grandparent thinks their grandkids are the best, and they are right, they are!

When I look back, I realize every part of growing, every part of our lives, from adolescence through adulthood, plays a part in who we are as we get older. The trials and errors of life determine who we are as we get older. Hopefully, we become wiser as we get older. I hope I am. I try anyway. I have heard some people dread aging. Why? There is only one alternative to aging.

As President George H.W. Bush said, “The goal is to die young as late as possible.”

God Bless all of you! May Santa give all of you the joy of Christmas.


About katcountryhub
I am a graduate of Northeast Community College with a degree in journalism. I am married to Jeff Gilliland. We have two grown children, Justin and Whitney and four grandchildren, Grayce, Grayhm, Charli and Penelope. I will be covering Lyons, Decatur, Bancroft and Rosalie and am hoping to expand my horizons as time progresses!

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