There was so much joy wrapped up in a single minute a couple of nights ago on New Year's Eve.... when it seemed all the world was celebrating the passing of one year, and promise of the one that is yet to be.
Each country had its own extravagant show, full of fireworks, music and light.... as if there was a competition to see whose show was the biggest, whose the most bright.
But one of the best celebrations was one un-noticed by the world, for at this one there was no fanfare...it was quiet, not loud, heartfelt and not shallow, and there were only the two of us there.
The very last minute of the old year, and the beginning ones of the new, I spent with my heart overflowing with such happiness because I was spending them with you.
We counted down the last seconds together, your arms around me so tight, and the fireworks seemed dim compared to the glow of our love, it just lit up the night!
Looking back at the months of the year that just passed, our love has gown deeper and more true, each month brought new discoveries, new ways to show our love, the celebration never-ending, yet every month, week, day and hour it began again, and each time it was brand new.
So, watching that sparkling ball drop down in Times Square was like seeing our joy and delight - the ones in the past are sweet memories, the future ones shining in the light...and each morning I wake and say a prayer of thanks that I send to my Father above, that He has given me such a gift...time spent with you, time to cherish, a brand new year to share and celebrate our love.
That splendid love that you and Lucian share is yours alone. But you bless us so much by letting us look in from the outside. You paint us a beautiful picture and I, personally, celebrate your love. May the Lord continually fill you with so much joy.