Thursday, December 29, 2011

Album of Life

It is the middle of the night and sitting under the Christmas tree in a room of my own design; I look outside my window and see other trees full of lights, blowing in the wind and the rain. All the neighbors have gone to sleep. Except for the sounds of beating rain and whispering wind all is silent. Yesterday still clings to me in these early morning hours and I find myself not wanting to let go. Time is bringing us closer to a new day and a new year, yet with all the dreams of the future, I know that I will still go to bed in the arms of yesterday.

A friend told me that beautiful pictures are developed from a “Negative" in a "Dark Room" so if we see "Darkness" in some of our days it means that life is developing a beautiful future for us. This past year has been a collage of beautiful days that started out in a dark room full of negatives. A daughter lost to me through a painful divorce returned to my life with a husband and two beautiful children. A son whom I had given up for adoption years ago found me and enriched my life more than I could have imagined. A year ago from where I am sitting there was only a cement floor and a rough building structure, now it is a beautiful kitchen. Then there was magic, the magic of a whole new world that opened to me through words as I entered this Space and found a community of bloggers who I have grown to know as friends. All of your support and encouragement has taken my words out of a “Dark Room,” and into the sun. You have my words, now here is a collage of some beautiful days I would like to share.
renovations well under way

Midsummer night with my husband

Daughter and Son in Larvik at a theater production
Two sisters meet,and my grandchildren
brother and sisters meet for the first time
Me and daughter after 27 years

My son and I meet for the first time in 35 years

My sons baby

Son and I outside of Southpark

Mother,daughter and son
Estes Park by Stanley Hotel
First time my son gets both his birth parents together

On his 35th birthday
The three of us at Rocky Mountain National Park
Girls Christmas Party in my new kitchen
Let us welcome the New Year hoping for a better future by learning from our mistakes in the past and applying these lessons into the year 2012. Hold on as well to past triumph and love for they also will shape the year to come. 

Happy New Year everyone! Take yesterday to bed with you but wake up with tomorrow. I hope you also get the chance to develop as many "negatives" as you can into beautiful pictures that you can put in your album of life.


Michael Offutt, Supra-Genius said...

Oh I love this post. Your life is full of blessings. Thank you for sharing them with me. Happy New Year.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I like that analogy, Siv! You've had such a wonderful year. Just wait until next year when your son comes to see you!

Stephanie V said...

I will definitely take your words with me as the New Year approaches. Thank you. I hope that 2012 is as filled with joy as last.

Craziness abounds said...

I'm excited for you this year! New grandbabies to get to know and relationships to build! Is the saw man all the way done now? Big hugs and happy new years to you my friend.

Misha Gericke said...

Wonderful post! I'm so glad to hear that you found joy in this past year.

May you have another joyful year surrounded by your loved ones, both newly found and long loved. :-)

Joy said...

I am so happy for you that you found your son and daughter. Wow, I can see the absolute JOY on your face. Your daughter looks so much like you, and how wonderful to meet the grandchildren. I wish you all many happy moments and years!

Linda H. said...

Great post, Siv.

Happy New Year!

Padded Cell Princess said...

Wow, what an amazing year you have had. Your family is beautiful! What great blessings! Thanks for sharing them :)

J.L. Campbell said...

Sounds like last year was a wonderful year for you. Here's hoping that 2012 surpasses your expectation.