Lots of things to look forward to in 2012.
My 45th birthday.
2 more high school graduates.
30 years out of high school for Coach.
1 college graduation.
Yep. Suffice it to say that we are in for some change at The Hays Crew.
We have already started down the road of 'this is the last time.....' and already had a bunch of first lasts or last firsts.
And really, I am OK. Some days I am at the holy smokes where did the time go and some days I am at the holy smokes when will this end, but at the end of the day here is what I know:
Each and every day is a gift. Each day that I get to see my kids go off into the world and make their way, I am thankful. Each day that has happy moments followed by sad moments followed by Ahh Haaa moments followed by frustrated moments, is a day that I am thankful. This is how it is supposed to be. I don't 'own' these people--they were simply gifted to me on the day they were born. God has a plan for them. May they be open to His plans for them and always, always, always....be who they are.
The readings at Sunday Mass this week were from Numbers. Words that stuck with me......
"The Lord bless you and keep you!
The Lord let his face shine upon you, and be gracious to you!
The Lord look upon you kindly and give you peace!"
May the peace of the Lord be with you today and always. And with me. I think I'm gonna need it.