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We spent New Years Eve with friends at a local country club.  It was a beautiful venue... as the club house is a HUGE log lodge-style building.  The food was incredible, the band was great (one of our favorites), and we were with our good friends so the evening should have been perfect.  Nothing out of the ordinary for New Years Eve... but ever since my kids joined the military I get weepy when they play Auld Lang Syne at midnight.  I don’t really know how all this fits together as I can hear that same song any other time & it doesn’t bother me.  Here’s what I’ve come with for reasons... aside from my military kids being in Iraq over the holidays... in 1995 my bio-grandmother died(taking many family secrets to her grave)[my bio-grandfather died two weeks later] and in 2006 my mother-in-law...both on New Years Eve.
Strangely enough, as we were dancing to Auld Lang Syne, my husband was also a little weepy - thinking about his mother I’m sure.
Does anyone else struggle with this or am I just being overly sensitive (read: cry baby)?
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Yesterday we met with our group of friends again to watch the Huskers beat Clemson in the Gator Bowl. On the way to watch the game we heard on the radio that there would not be a “fly over” because during the practice runs one of the pilots had techincal problems with his plane, could have ejected but his plane would have gone down in a residential area - so he made the decision to go down with his plane & was killed. REALLY a downer... and there I was in the truck, crying for a man & his family whom I’d never met.
I’m fairly certain that God has given me a tender heart & the “gift” of mourning for others... but I have to tell you that it’s difficult to explain to friends & family who don’t understand.

On a happier note, the game was exciting & the win was SWEET... six of us went out to dinner at the Olive Garden... so the night ended better than the day had started.  I’m hoping for an awesome 2009... I know God has great things in store for us!



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      Marcy wrote Jan 2, 2009
    • Teeky,
      Thank you for your kind words!  I know there’s nothing really “wrong” with me... it’s just hard to explain to others around me & if I didn’t truly believe it was “of God” I’d be calling it an annoyance at the very least.  

      I started reading your blog!  I’ll be following it & maybe trying some of your recipes... hubby & I are fans of good collard greens!  happy

      Marcy



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