Dec 1, 2022

December 1st, 2022 New Month

 December is a simple wish that brings spectacular moments...

The last month in 2022.  Boy so much has happened this year.
  Both good and bad. We received 2022 in Branson, Missouri.  That was
 a good time.  Arvid's mom died January 21st, 2022.  The year took a turn, and
 from that point on things got complicated.  Not all bad.  Not all good.  
Just life reminding us to never take anything/anyone for granted.

Though many not so good things have happened during this year, it has 
also been a very good year for us.  It took us back to Branson, and we
 both discovered that we really enjoy living there.  It's not a big city. 
 There are no malls so to speak of, and there are no beaches.  Even so
 it has its attraction for us, and we both look forward to going back.

There is something about the start of a new month that is so
 special and inspires you to look at new beginnings.  Hopefully
 December will be the month where we achieve some of the 
goals we have set for ourselves.  May December remind us 
all that everyday is a miracle and a privilege to be alive.

Come 2023, it get's closer for the time we get to see these 
3 little ones and the rest of the family.  I have not been to Norway 
since 2019, and I have not seen any of them since 2020.  It's been
 too long, but the time is getting nearer and nearer.

As the new month begins I look forward to welcoming Christmas.
  No doing anything special nor spectacular, but I love Christmas, the 
lights, the decorations and seeing all the happy people everywhere.  

I know for many the holidays are depressing and sad, but luckily 
for me I have beautiful memories with my family, and they will forever
 make this the most wonderful time of the year.  The fact that Arvid 
dislikes Christmas does not lessen my excitement.  Not anymore. 
 I have always loved Christmas and I always will love it.

We all have many reasons why we can be sad/depressed every 
so often.  We're not perfect, but we also have so many more reasons
 to be happy and grateful.  I choose to be thankful and happy, instead 
of bitter, angry and depressed no matter what life throws my way.  
And trust me, I do have many days I feel angry and at times 
bitter, but they don't become a permanent fixture in my life.

December, being the last month of the year, cannot
 help but make us think of what is to come🎄

As we close one chapter, the pen is gradually 
inking up, preparing itself to write the next..