Friday, December 29, 2006
Return to Reality
After my little holiday hiatus, I am returning today to blogging again. It’s good to get away from the computer for a while and focus on what really matters in life – people, especially the ones we love most dearly. I hope you had some time with those you love.
For months, we’ve been watching a huge hawk soar and circle over the wooded lot that backs up to our house. As we sat in the den overlooking our deck on Christmas morning, he swooped down, landed on the fence and let out a big howdy-doody squawk before flying away. We all shared that moment. I wondered why he chose that particular time to visit us. Was it random? I think little is random these days. Time is the one gift we can give each other that is, perhaps, the hardest thing to arrange these days. It’s remarkable that Jeff and Natalie (our older son and daughter-in-law) could spend a week with us along with granddog, Monte. They left this morning with a long day of driving back to their Chicagoland home ahead of them. The house is quiet, and now our attention is turned back to the reality of changes that lay ahead for our family.