Thursday, January 1, 2009
Our family knows that Annabel rarely calls her sister by her proper name. Instead she calls her "sister friend". I do not know why she has started this, she knows Cailin's name but chooses not to used it. The girls have a special bond. I think they realize early in their lives that they are not only sisters, but also friends. I pray this love for each other and closeness remains throughout their lives. As someone who did not have a sister, I am so amazed by their closeness and relationship even at such an early age! They will always be SISTER FRIENDS!
Being as today is New Years Day, I decided to cook a traditional southern New Years Day meal. The same that I was introduced to while living in MS for almost 6 years. I made pork tenderloin, cheese grits, and black-eyed peas. Each year as I eat this meal, I reflect on the year past and the new year to come. I don't know if this meal, or variations of it, are prepared in other parts of the country, I know I did not grow up eating it in Missouri. I do know that it is necessary and fun to have traditions and I know this New Years Day meal will be one we keep for years to come. I hope everyone has a blessed new year!
- No, dear brothers and sisters, I am still not all I should be, but I am focusing all my energies on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I strain to reach the end of the race and receive the prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us up to heaven.(NLT)