I thought I would have a leisurely December, but no, it is full speed ahead and I fear I will just crash into the end of the year without getting much more posting done. I have lots of thoughts and ideas, just no time. And now all the relatives have arrived in town, it's only getting worse. My first resolution for 2014 will be to be a better blogger here.
I did want to note one thing though. In the spirit of the season, I was pleased to see that I changed a comment I was making on another blogger's post (she and her husband are childfree, but she is not an ALI blogger, and I don't know her story). She posted about going to see a school play in her small community, and all the children who are part of her lives who were performing. And I started to say how envious I was that she had all these children in her lives. I don't have many children in my life. Partly because the children of friends grow up and move away, and partly because many of the nieces and nephews live overseas.
But then I paused. Yes, I was envious. I was also envious that the children had met my friend. We have been internet (first blogging, then FB) friends for about seven years now, but I haven't met this friend who is freezing in Vermont at the current time. But then I thought how petty it all sounded. Her happiness doesn't change my reality. I'm very glad my friend has these children in her life, and that they have her in theirs. And as soon as I changed my comment, I felt uplifted.