Friday, August 6, 2010

My time is definitely changing

I love this song. It was relevant 
when it was written
and it  seems timeless.


Come gather 'round people 
Wherever you roam
And admit that the waters 
Around you have grown
And accept it that soon 
You'll be drenched to the bone.
If your time to you Is worth savin'
Then you better start swimmin' 
Or you'll sink like a stone
For the times they are a-changin'.
Come writers and critics
Who prophesize with your pen
And keep your eyes wide
The chance won't come again
And don't speak too soon
For the wheel's still in spin
And there's no tellin' who 
That it's namin'.
For the loser now Will be later to win
For the times they are a-changin'.
Come senators, congressmen
Please heed the call
Don't stand in the doorway
Don't block up the hall
For he that gets hurt
Will be he who has stalled
There's a battle outside 
And it is ragin'.
It'll soon shake your windows 
And rattle your walls
For the times they are a-changin'.
Come mothers and fathers
Throughout the land 
And don't criticize 
What you can't understand
Your sons and your daughters 
Are beyond your command
Your old road is Rapidly agin'.
Please get out of the new one 
If you can't lend your hand
For the times they are a-changin'.
The line it is drawn
The curse it is cast
The slow one now
Will later be fast
As the present now Will later be past
The order is Rapidly fadin'.
And the first one now
Will later be last
For the times they are a-changin'.
I am not quite sure of the how or why things happen when 
they do, but I think there must be a plan.

2010 so far has been a year of joy and pain and heart ache. 
Having to deal with Ryan's death and both girls moving away 
from home in the same year, is a
tremendous amount for my emotional self to deal with.
Having Steve in my life has been an amazing bit of luck. 
We have already had so much fun and done so many things, 
that it is almost too good to be true.  
We have an upcoming trip to Ireland in September, 
which comes at a perfect time 
for me. 
We have tons of things planned for the fall and winter 
at Krannert.  

I was able to spend a wonderful time with my Dad 
and my sister and my brother and his wife in Ireland.
I enjoyed an impromptu 3 day vacation with my sister 
and niece and great niece.  

I have good friends who I will definitely
 be spending time with.  
I have so much to  look forward to this fall 
and the new year. 

Ryan is with me always, sometimes more than others. 
My mom is with me too.
My girls will be in touch and I will get to visit.

While my time is definitely changing,
I plan to make the most of it.