Wednesday, January 14, 2009

New Year

Where did December go? I really need to keep this blog up better.

Anyway, the holidays are over. On January 4, my parents celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. I remember when they had their 35th anniversary and I thought, "how can anyone be married 35 years?" Now they've doubled that and this year Nancy and I will celebrate 35 years. Also on January 4 my uncle died. He was 95. We went to the funeral in Burley, ID, where I saw several cousins and relatives I haven't seen in years. It was a beautiful day; the sun was shining, the sky was clear, it was mild and no wind was blowing. As my aunt said, it was the end of an era in Burley. For over a century there was family there. Now, no one remains and there is no reason for anyone to go back.

January is not normally my favorite month. It's a letdown after the holidays and there is little to look forward to. But recently as I've driven to work in the morning I notice the sun hitting the tops of the Oquirrh mountains, turning them a light pink. The shadows are a hazy shade of purple. The sky to the east is bright with the coming sun. People all around me are hurrying to work and I wonder if anyone notices God saying good morning.

1 comment:

Courtney said...

That is so true... I will have to take more moments to look around and notice the beautiful things around me.