Now that we've lived in the Pacific Northwest for three years, I've developed a true appreciation for sunny days. The excitement over days like today that are crisp and clear, complete with a full blue sky is big. My three year old walks around the house humming "Here Comes the Sun" on days like today. He's content to sing "Rain, rain, Go Away" on our more-typical fall/winter days, but there's a special energy when he sings that famous song of The Beatles!
Even though both kids are down and out with ear infections (ugh!), there is something promising about today's sunshine. Here it is, the last day of 2007 and after countless days (literally, I can't recall the last time we had such a sunny day - all day, even!) it is filled with the promise and excitement of light and celebration. It is a reminder to me that these sick days will pass and we'll soon usher in healthy ones. The days of indoor play and longing for running through the grass will be replaced with hours and hours of outside fun.
Farewell, 2007 . . . thanks for a full year and the glorious sunny ending. Welcome, 2008 . . . I can't wait to see what you have in store for us!