Thursday, December 31, 2009

The year is going, let him go

I was reminded of the Tennyson poem when I was listening to ‘The Armed Man’ the other day.

As far as I am concerned this year can’t ‘go’ quickly enough. It hasn’t been a good one to live though, although it is ending on a high – hence the rainbow.

This year I was diagnosed with a very nasty sounding disease (PBC – anyone else out there have it? I’d love to hear from you!) which has proved to be most benign at the moment – and I have learned to live for the moment.

My grandson and his fiancée were delighted to be pregnant but were told at the twenty-week scan that things were not looking good. Subsequent scans were closer to normal but there was careful monitoring and a great deal of anxiety for us all. Harley was born mid-November and is a bright, alert and absolutely gorgeous baby. I’ve had lots of ‘Harley hugs’ over Christmas and ‘Finn fixes’ and cuddles from Jack and I consider myself a most fortunate Mother, Grandmother and now Great-Grandmother. I must sound like ‘the old woman who lived in a shoe’?

And as I had a wonderful 70th birthday party in November that is probably quite true. bring it on!


Roll on 2010!

4 comments:

Mary said...

Hey! It's great to see you post again. I'm sorry your year wasn't so great - I'm sorry to hear that you haven't been feeling well, I hope 2010 is a better one for you. Congratulations on your birthday and on the birth of the healthy baby in the family. Have a Happy New Year!

Lyn said...

Well I am glad it has ended on a high for you. I too have mixed feelings about 2009 but have high hopes for 2010!
Wishing you a very happy 2010.
love
Lyn
xxx

PICCALILY & BLOSSOM said...

I am glad that things look brighter for you and your family.
take care.

All the best for 2010.

Sam x

Jackie said...

What a lovely photo of your party. Everyone is looking so happy for you.
We've all kicked 2009 into touch and have grabbed the 2010 ball and are running with it!