Good Ol' Days - Ringing in 2013

I have long heard my parents and grandparents say "those were the good ol' days".  You know those long ago days, when families sat out on the porch swings, drinking cool lemonade and reminiscing with the neighbors.  Times seemed simpler.... less hurried.

This Christmas, I received this beautiful and meaningful sign that my my dear friend, Leah and her hubby, made for us.  It really got me to thinking.  These are our "Good Old Days"...  right here and right now.  I have want to enjoy every day that God has given to me.

When I am old and gray, I want to sit back in my rocker, reminiscing with my children and  grandchildren and remember these good ol' days that shaped our lives.  I want to remember all the basketball games, the choir concerts, gathering fresh veggies from the garden, our family movie nights, antiquing and crafting with my friends and my kiddos... and so many more. 

Today, as I look forward to 2013 and all the wonderful possibilities this new year brings, I will be remembering that these truly are the good ol' days and I will be living each of them to the fullest.  I have also been working on new tutorials, workshops and a few more projects that I am also anxiously waiting to share with all of you in the coming year!

Wishing you a Happy and Healthy 2013.

See you next year!


traci said...

what a great gift!!! how sweet of them. and the words - both hers and yours - are so true. happy new year my friend.

Life on Lemon Lane said...

What a wonderful perspective. These are our good old days and we need to make the most of them. Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful post Sheila!
I agree wholeheartedly with you ~
THESE are the "Good Ol" days.
We MUST enjoy them to the fullest!
Happy New Year,

Julie Marie said...

What a perfect sign and saying Sheila!... these really ARE our good old days... along with those I carry in my heart from days gone by... Happy New Year to you!... xoxo Julie Marie

Jane said...

Hi Sheila,
Happy New Year to you and your family!! I really enjoyed your post and couldn't agree with you more about enjoying all of our "good 'ol days"!!

Leah C said...

Beautiful post, dear friend! Yes, these ARE our good old days...and I hope each one to come is better than the last:) Love ringing in the New Year with you & the crew. Happy 2013!!