"Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties." ~Helen Keller"And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been." ~Rainer Maria Rilke
The end of the year seems to sneak up on us. The anticipation of the holiday season, all of the activity and then suddenly the final date of December shows up on the calendar. Although we missed out on a white Christmas, some light snow arrived this week to blanket our area. Cam always likes to hear about random facts and the one we found online indicated that there have only been 11 "green Christmases" in Grand Rapids, Michigan since 1902. This year, 2021, marked year number 12 which means there have been 107 snowy Christmases since 1902.
This week, Ms. Amanda spent a few hours each day with Cam. The two exchanged gifts and Amanda really outdid herself this year. A blue shirt with the words "We go together like peanut butter and jelly" was Cam's surprise but the bigger unexpected piece was the matching shirt Amanda had. We all agreed it was one of the coolest gifts ever. To keep occupied, the duo worked on projects and found some fun New Year's Eve accessories. They also tried a recently opened treat place in town- The Detroit Cookie Company and declared it most delicious.
On New Year's Eve day, Jane and her son picked up best bud, Brody and his mom, Jenny to head to the movie theater in the early afternoon. With reserved seats and delicious popcorn, they watched Sing 2. It was a great show and truly rivaled the first Sing. The music was so good and we were all moving in our seats to the beat.
January 1st was our productive day to take down the tree and holiday decorations. It's always bittersweet to remove the festive ornaments. As we said goodbye to 2021 and welcomed 2022, it's true that time seems to go by more quickly with each passing year. When we think back on the entire 365 days and how things have changed, we remain optimistic for good things to come in 2022. Cam says "I hope everything you do brings good cheer and I hope everything you wanted to do in 2021, you get to do again in 2022!"