It hit me the other day: the last day of the year - is a great way to celebrate what has gone by... but, really - you can't change memories or the moments you had or the moments you missed. You can't. It's sealed. You either made the most of it - or you didn't. But, I figured you really could start out on the right foot by creating the new year of your dreams... I was so grateful for 2007 and everything it brought me - that I wanted to welcome 2008 by starting it the way I wish it to continue.
So we did.
We hung out as a bit of a very wee, very new family lounging in bed soaking up the morning sun and the morning slowness... no one went running for coffee. Or newspapers. No one was crying (thank you Pilot). No one was in a hurry to go anywhere. Not even Crash.
I think it was the first time since Pilot was born that we were all alone - the four of us - with no where to go and no one to pop in and tell us how/what/when/where we should be doing it. Sigh. We were warm. We were quiet. We were slow. We were just about as perfectly perfect as the first day of new year should be. Together. Slow.
I think Pilot responded to it as much as we did. Maybe it was the first time we were all going her speed... and she rewarded us with some smiles.
Today: We're fed. We're bathed. We're relaxed. We're hoping to get outside and enjoy the blistering cold temperatures - even if just for a while. In the spirit of starting out the way I wish to continue - I have been given the gift of a peacefully sleeping baby and some time to get a post up - part of my new routine. I have a painting in mind... I have all kinds of new ideas and places I'm hoping to get to when real life starts tomorrow. I have an OVERFLOW of thank-yous to send out. We have been overwhelmed with gifts. Thank you, thank you.
Life's about to start. I can hardly wait.