Thursday, December 31, 2009

My New Year's Eve

While driving my grandsons home today (alone) , I had time to think as I played my IPod, creating a soundtrack perfect for New Year's Eve.

Add to that two little boys sitting in car seats behind me, a 7 hour drive, and 3 stops , (including Burger King in Riviera, an hallucinatory idea that we could all go into Blue Sky in Refugio and see what was on sale, and Prasek's for cookies) and all I could think to do (in between loud singing spells) was pray :

"Dear God, please give us traveling mercies to get my precious cargo home safe and sound to their mother and father."

So often I think of post topics while driving. Today was no exception. What to say on New Year's Eve?

Rather than aim my resolution thinking/praying at myself, because I know what falls under my word for the year( INTENTIONAL), I decided to think of things I wanted to say to my daughters.

* If you are dancing with someone to Brooks and Dunn's Neon Moon, and he just doesn't have the beat, change partners. Neon Moon dances for you for goodness sake.

* Don't fall into the trap of thinking you have to pick a political team. Keep thinking. Pick issues instead.

* Watch out for high blood pressure carriers. Remember Nonnie's (my mother's) famous line when asked if Papa (my father) had high blood pressure?

"No... he's a carrier."

* While you are young, value all of your friends- even if you are not particularly close or you do not always agree. Life has a way of coming full circle.

* Keep your love of old things- build your collections, and then start another one. Don't listen to the naysayers because until they've been bent over with their head in a box of junk, they just don't know.

*And finally- really believe that I love you, with ALL of my heart, and though these words have been said many times, it is important to me that you accept that I really, really love you.



Debra@CommonGround said...

Great, loving advice, mom!
Have a great day tomorrow!

trash talk said...

Laura Belle...I love you and your wordage(I just made a new word, too!).

Rebecca Nelson said...

I love your post. You are such a fabulous writer. Write a book! Do it. You are so talented.

Love to you Ms. L. Thank you for your words of encouragement, the fabulous giveaway win I WON and for all the sweet comments left on my blog. You have blessed me.

Love again~Rebecca

Theresa said...

Love it Laura! All of it... from you driving that long distance, thinking and praying, great advice and love for your daughters! I know you enjoyed having your Grandsons with you and enjoyed the ride back home. Blessings to you and your family in 2010!

Loui♥ said...

another delightful post!
Love the advice..
works equally well for sons!
Looking forward to sharing another year via your simply SPEAKS to me..
Happy 2010!
warm hugs from Denver..

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Glad you had a safe trip with your precious cargo. Happy New Year!

LPC said...

Happy New Year Laura. Our children do become our focus and I guess it never changes.

A Rose Without A Thorn said...

Laura, I just love what you have written and I agree with Rebecca, you should write a book. I know for sure that I would read it. Great advice and I love the song Neon Moon, I had never heard it before today, a shocker, I know. I humbly apologise from the heart of my bottom :), as a dear friend of mine used to say. Have great joy in 2010, Maureen....

Deb said...

Laura..what a great post to your daughters...

The Muse said...

A monumental and memorable post.
One that will be treasured beyond our time!!!

Cheryl ~ ZanyMayd said...

What a Wonderful Post ~ True Wisdom for Your Daughters ~ I must now go & listen to Neon Moon!
Happy New Year to You....

kanishk said...

I love you and your wordage.

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