Heralding in the New Year

Heralding in another New Year so soon?
What happend to this year?
… and last year?
… and the years before that?
Where did the days go?
What have we done in this time?
Why haven’t I seen more of you …
Sat holding your hand a little longer when you are sad
Laughed more joyously at the silly little things we do and say
And enjoyed more of the silence as we breathed our own air?
All these things I vow every January first …
But somehow they get lost in the melee that is life!
This year will come and go just as fast
And in the end I will lament the same lament!
But know that I am here …
Sometimes maybe a little more frazzled
Sometimes a little more tired
Sometimes a little less patient …
But always here …
I am always here for You! 
Happy New Year to my Darling Girl
May it bring you joy
Lots of time to enjoy it all!

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  • Jackie and Joel Smith January 1, 2013   Reply →

    Happy New Year, Francesca! Hope 2013 holds many wonders. . .and wanders. . .for you!

  • So true! there are friends and family I must see more of next year. Less work, less frenzy. More calm loving time. Best wishes to you and yours and could I have a harbour shot if you have a minute? Xxcat

  • BELINDA KLEIN January 1, 2013   Reply →

    What a beautiful post Frannie, it brought tears to my eyes.
    Our girls are growing up so fast and the everyday grind seems to be swallowing up more of those precious minutes at the end of the day where you can look into their eyes and ask " How are you today?".

  • Mum January 5, 2013   Reply →

    So tearfully touching with echoes of a poem to you written so long ago. We'll find the time we three, on our next holiday together. Crete here we come – some day. Love

  • Eva in Athens, Greece January 5, 2013   Reply →

    Lovely letter to your sweet daughter… Time really goes by so fast… Also wish I took some more time for the things that are of REAL importance!
    Happy New Year, Francesca!

  • Corrina January 5, 2013   Reply →

    Happy new year Francesca, heres to a year of new beginnings xxCorrina

  • Francesca Muir January 5, 2013   Reply →

    Oh Belinda – I know – I ask myself if I have done enough and spent enough time with her every day – at the end of the day! Thank you for you comments they mean so much to me. Love you Dear friend xx

  • Francesca Muir January 5, 2013   Reply →

    Hi Cat will see what I can do about a harbour shot soon. Less work, less frenzy – I like that and will borrow it if I may?
    Hope you have a fantastic less frantic year! F xx

  • Francesca Muir January 5, 2013   Reply →

    Thank you and the same to you both – I love the wanders in particular! F x

  • Francesca Muir January 5, 2013   Reply →

    And to you Corrina – lots of new and exciting beginnings to you too, F x

  • Francesca Muir January 5, 2013   Reply →

    We must make time Eva – I start with all the best intentions and then it's New Year again! wishing you all the best for 2013 Fxx

  • Francesca Muir January 5, 2013   Reply →

    Thank you Mum – I know the poem very well! Crete here we come SOON! F xx

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