December 31, 2006
Happy New Year 2007: Light, Kindness, Humbleness, Trembling and the Water of Life
We spent a wonderful two weeks at my mom's house in Virginia, having adjusted to the difficult and radical change of plans due to the Denver blizzard and other airline problems (meaning no mountains, no snow, no skiing, and no paternal grandparent face-to-face contact at all, including missing Christmas with them for the second year in a row). We made do with a lot of phone calls, some rapid package remailing, and hope for future visits to come. And we enjoyed the extra time with the maternal grandparents, playing cards, watching movies, taking walks, and exchanging a lot of hugs.
Since we got home yesterday to England, we've been trying to adjust to the local time zone. Didn't do so well the first day: took a five-hour nap yesterday (too long), and then was up for about that amount of time in the middle of the night from 10:30-3:30. Well, for New Year's Eve Day we got up at 8am and have all been awake all day long, with no plans to go to bed anytime soon, so this should cure us.
My parting favorite verses for 2006:
The Lord will be your everlasting light. 60:19
I will tell of the kindnesses of the Lord...yes, the many good things He has done... 63:7
This is the one I esteem: he who is humble and contrite in spirit, and trembles at My word. 66:2
They did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death...12:11
The Lamb will overcome them because He is Lord of lords and King of kings 17:14
Whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of life.22:17
Happy New Year 2007 to you all.
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And to you.
Posted by: Martin LaBar | Dec 31, 2006 10:30:44 PM
What a strange holiday it was! We are doing the reverse jet lag and I slept 15 hours last night. In the middle of it I was awakened by the fax machine and a contract on one of my listings came in. I was still on German time, but got up, negotiated it, got it accepted and went back to bed. When I got up this morning I thought I had dreamt the whole thing. Sorry we missed seeing more of you, and I know you made great lemonade out of those lemons.
Love, Aunt Willow
Posted by: Willow Drinkwater | Jan 6, 2007 6:15:27 PM