dishes echoing against the florescent bulbs overhead.
voices murmuring beneath their clattering.
heat from the fireplace bringing warmth to all extremities.
stomachs satisfied from a table ladened
with thai pizza, waiting years to be made.
weeks of family–
days filled with holiday cheer
and christmas thoughts and dreams.
home encompassing so many places
and dragging thoughts of our small apartment
farther and farther away.
a new year has turned.
appeared out of thin air.
calendar plans plotting their way through
crisp and clean.
may this new year be full of patience for those in my life,
full of willingness to learn and accept the change before me,
full of much laughter and tears,
full of heart stretching and longings for a better place,
and new faces to love and see christ through.