Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Socks


Dau#2 told me the last post was too deep! So here goes with something a bit different.

We grow great by dreams ... Some of us let these great dreams die,
but others nourish and protect them; nurse them through bad days
till they [flourish]; bring them to the sunshine and light,
which comes always to those who sincerely hope that their dreams will come true.
--Woodrow Wilson

Now on to the sock dissertation! This morning I put on this pair of socks and noticed the date inscribed on them. It was New Year 2000-can you believe I have a pair of socks for that long, that have actually been in a pair! They actually look pretty new. No holes, even white as when they were purchased. The sparkly things still sparkle!
I know both daughters have worn them at one time or another!
They are actually millennium socks, I can even remember purchasing them, thought it would be funny to have socks during that millennium scare! Ya know K-2!
I can think of things these socks have seen and weathered through with me.
The sale, move from the house and the no sale and return to the house. The final move out of the house. Living with dau#2 for about a yr & 1/2.
Taking a 4 year course in Spirituality & graduating!
The retirement from a nursing career, and the return to that.
Trips to Spain, Iceland, Sweden, Colorado, and of course Florida.
Seeing my nieces & nephews have children of their own! I now have 9 great nieces & nephews in total-one cuter than the next!
Weathering Illnesses & surgeries of my own-Lyme disease, MRSA,2 surgeries-one of which I thought I might die from.
Two new vehicles & a motorcycle. And of course the next page - moving to Florida.
But most of all these socks have seen the wonderful family & friends I have and how they show me that in so many wonderful ways!

9 comments:

Denise said...

I'd say you are well and truly counting your blessings. And as for those socks, that's amazing. I think my washing machine eats ours up. That's our excuse anyhow as we have a real difficult time matching pairs up these days. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog.

Old Lady Lincoln said...

Sounds like those socks have seen a lot with you. Even if they become worn out, I would hang on to them for good luck.

ramblingwoods said...

You actually had two socks..could you look to see if any of my missing socks is with them. Funny how some everything things can trigger memories...

my mind wanders said...

Thanks for adding me to your blogroll! :-) Socks from 2000! That is amazing! I hope you are having a wondeful holiday season.

mommanator said...

Hey you 4 it's nice to have some new readers! Hope your holidays are wonderfully filled with the blessings of the Savior!

Virginia Gal said...

wow, those socks have seen a lot in eight years!

Craver Vii said...

I have to resonate with Ramblingwoods. How did you make it this far without losing one of them?!! That's hardly fathomable. ;-)

Karl said...

If these socks could talk!

Merci said...

When I read the title, I thought your post was going to be about a cat...

Can you believe we'll soon be celebrating the beginning of 2009??? We waited so very long for the millenium to come along, and we zoomed right past it and far into the future!