It started out well, as most brand-new years do.
There was Catholic Schools Week and we loved it, of course,
Then at Chinese New Year said farewell to the Horse
As we welcomed the Goat (or the Sheep?), one with hooves,
And our wild celebrations raised quite a few rooves.
Then it snowed—yay, hooray—and then snowed more and more.
Through the year we had struggles and joy, that’s for sure.
Played soccer forever ’til Mama said ugh.
The Tooth Fairy came more than once, maybe thrice,
And, though they never asked, I sent Target advice.
The year it went on, we made memories galore,
In between making hundreds of trips to the store.
Made a coloring book for my two favorite sons.
At the grotto we prayed as we climbed up a slope.
Then we grieved for our city with love and with hope.
It was a year of goodbyes and we’ll-see-you-agains,
I still might tear up over leaving pre-K,
But having one pick-up and drop-off? Hooray!
There was so, so much more than I can share here,
And five strawberry dishes—just try them! You’ll rave.
But enough is enough and the minutes tick by,
So to Twenty-Fifteen we must soon say goodbye.
As we sing, “Auld Lang Syne,” and resolve to succeed,
We wish you a New Year that will be blessed indeed.
And we hope you’ll join us for another fun ride,
I’ll save you a seat to this circus—ringside.
In case you were curious, here were the best-read posts of 2015:
Linking up with Like Mother Like Daughter as well.
Wishing you a very happy 2016!