We spent a quiet evening at home on New Year's Eve. We usually have Gary's family here, but many of them were sick with the stomach flu this year so it was "just us". We acted like "old fogies" and had our punch at 10:00. We were all tired from a busy day and had to get up early for church the next morning.
God brought us through some very tough times in 2011. Maybe one of these days I'll write a book about what I've learned. Right now, I don't feel like reliving all that in my mind.
We are looking forward to some life-changing events in 2012....happier ones than 2011. The first will be a wedding in February. Since this is our first one to get married, we will become a mother-in-law and father-in-law. Then our first grandchild is due to arrive in March, so we will become "Gammy" and "Pops". Then we will celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary in June, and we will become.....old! And, NO!, we're not having another party or re-enacting our vows. One wedding this year is enough. We're going away ALONE, all alone!
We wish you all a Happy New Year and a prosperous 2012! In my book, prosperous doesn't mean amassing a lot of money, a new car, or a prestigious job. I think you can prosper by gaining wisdom, faith, friends, increasing your prayer life, and so many other things. Let's just pick one thing to "prosper" in this year.