Random Thoughts for a New Year’s Eve

I was listening to the radio a little while ago and they were doing a countdown of songs for the year. Instead of calling the year two-thousand thirteen, they called it twenty thirteen over and over. I don’t know why this makes me feel insane, but it does. I mean, I didn’t go around saying, “it’s one-thousand nine hundred ninety-five.” Two thousand thirteen just sounds better.

Then I started thinking about what people would call the years when 21 is the prefix. Will they say twenty one oh five? Which got me thinking about where I would be in that year…not on this earth, more than likely (I’d be 124.) So, yeah, our time on this earth is brief and I want to make every second of mine count. Praying, that is what I do in 2014 (two-thousand fourteen or twenty fourteen, if you like.)

There has been a facebook flash giveaway going on with several of the popular bloggers this afternoon and they have all asked what we are most looking forward to in 2014. I answered that I’m looking forward to spending time with my children and watching them grow and learn. I am looking forward to that more than anything. I also look forward to spending some time with my husband, when he’s not in school or at work. It’s going to be a busy year for us and I’m not looking forward to the extra time spent apart, but I know it will be good in the long run for him to finish his degree and learn more himself. I am looking forward to the trip (he won at his business Christmas party) that we, hopefully just the two of us, will be able to take later in the year. It will be so nice for us to finally get a “honeymoon” trip by ourselves and not have to pay for it!

All of that brings me back to the things I was thinking about earlier while reading facebook. So many of my friends have posted that 2013 wasn’t that great, or was the worst year ever. So many people are wishing for 2014 to be better. We had a really great 2013 and I am not eager for this year to end. I know I have been in the past even though things have never really been “that bad.” It is nice to have a clean slate or a fresh start. I am not looking at 2014 that way though. I look at it as a continuation of already good things. I hope and pray that all my friends and family will have a good year and be blessed. I pray that even in the trials that WILL come that you would feel blessed and that above all we will see God in our daily lives. Make every second count, friends!

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