Monday, January 5, 2015

Welcome to the New Year!

And now we welcome the new year, full of things 
that have never been.
~ Rainer Maria Rilke

This starts the second year of my marriage to T. It was a pure delight to spend the New Year at the lake, gathered at my sister’s house with family and friends. As soon as everyone said, “Happy New Year!” they would turn to us and say, “Happy Anniversary!” As if the party was in celebration just for us! Which of course, it wasn’t, except in my heart.

Mother and Son Love
What a joy it was to be gathered together in a special place for all of us. All the better because Derrick was home for the holiday with us, on leave all the way from North Carolina at Camp Lejuene. Lake friends and family. Clear skies and cold. The warmth of times shared together and the anticipation of things yet to come. Couldn’t be much better than that!

Friends at the Lake

This will be another good year. How could it not? My heart is full with love and gratitude, for what is now and what is yet to be.

Ladies of the Lake

All smiles!
Even the men posed!

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