Point of View or Magic

Daily Prompt:  Finally

Finally.  That word says so much.  It marks the end of waiting for some anticipated special event.  Is finally relative to the user’s point of view?   Or is there some supernatural process going on?  Because finally isn’t the same for everyone all the time.  For some, it can be waiting for a test result for three days, for others graduating from college after five years.  Doesn’t finally qualify length of time?  If so how can it change?

Throughout my life, I have used the word finally often.  As a small child when time seemed to stand still while I was anticipating something.  I remember my dad telling me that the older you get, the quicker time passes so I shouldn’t wish my life away.  I didn’t believe him then.  As a teenager when I was finally too old to be considered a kid.  As an adult when pregnancies seemed to last forever and my kids at long last grasped an important concept.  But now, in my sixties, I don’t seem to ever say finally about anything.  I am in a perpetual state of catching up.

Time has a habit of creeping up on me.  I don’t understand how time passes so quickly now.  A year is still 365 days long.  And there are still 24 hours in a day.  Right?  How does it happen that the year passes more like 200 days and the days more like 16 hours?  No wonder I am always behind.  Do the days and years really shorten, or is the universe playing tricks on me?  Is there some kind of magic going on?  Or has my perspective changed as I have matured?  One thing for sure, I believe my dad now.  He sure knew what he was talking about.

It’s already the last day of 2017.  I always think that the year will last a long time, but the year is gone in just a blink of an eye. What did I accomplish this year?  I did some quilting.  I took care of a sick friend.  I visited with my family and friends in Florida.  I got rid of an awful lot of stuff…the sad thing is that I will be starting 2018 doing the same thing, getting rid of stuff.  I am starting to wonder if there isn’t someone smuggling stuff into the house and garage just to keep me busy.  How in the world could two people have so much junk?  I guess when I am moved out and have purged all of the stuff I will happily use finally when describing the long process. 🙂

All in all, it’s been a good year for me albeit shorter than last year.

Have a good day,



Blessed Christmas


Luke 2, 1:20

1 In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that the whole world should be enrolled.  2 This was the first enrollment, when Quirinius was governor of Syria.  3 So all went to be enrolled, each to his own town.  4 And Joseph too went up from Galilee from the town of Nazareth to Judea, to the city of David that is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David, 5 to be enrolled with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child.  6 While they were there, the time came for her to have her child,7 and she gave birth to her firstborn son.  She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

8 Now there were shepherds in that region living in the fields and keeping the night watch over their flock.  9 The angel of the Lord appeared to them and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were struck with great fear.  10 The angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.  11 For today in the city of David, a savior has been born for you who is Messiah and Lord.  12 And this will be a sign for you: you will find an infant wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger.”  13 And suddenly there was a multitude of the heavenly host with the angel, praising God and saying:

14 “Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”

15 When the angels went away from them to heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go, then, to Bethlehem to see this thing that has taken place, which the Lord has made known to us.”  16 So they went in haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the infant lying in the manger.  17 When they saw this, they made known the message that had been told them about this child.  18 All who heard it were amazed by what had been told them by the shepherds.  19 And Mary kept all these things, reflecting on them in her heart.  20 Then the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, just as it had been told to them.

-The New American Bible, Revised Edition (NABRE)

I wish all of my family, friends, and online acquaintances a Very Merry Christmas.  I wish that the joy the Christ Child brings to us fills your hearts.  I wish you all love, hope, and peace this season and the rest of the year and that God blesses all of you with your needs and wants throughout the coming year.

I am celebrating with Gracie this Christmas Day.  We are on our own.  My daughter and her family are ill with the flu.  I have a terrible cold that brought on an asthma attack.  My youngest is celebrating with her in-laws.  My son and his family are healthy and celebrating at home in Miami.