Today involved spending time with my son. We watched Northwestern lose a great game. We packed up Christmas decorations. And, my back went out. Did this deter me? No.
I went to the house of good friends to watch Buckeye's pounce all over the Ducks. Feather flying and good friends picking on one another.
Finally off to dinner with another good friend at her sister's house. A friend I've known most of my time in Oregon.
It was a good day. A good start to a new year, a new decade. Sometimes I find my life lonely. I long for more time with my kids like I had when they were little. I miss my sisters with an aching that continues day to day. I find that I am content living alone, but miss that companionship at the end of the day.
With anticipation and hope, I walk into a new year. I walk in faith.