Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year 2009


Ring Out, Wild Bells

Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky,
The flying cloud, the frosty light;
The year is dying in the night;
Ring out, wild bells, and let him die.

Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.

Ring out the grief that saps the mind,
For those that here we see no more,
Ring out the feud of rich and poor,
Ring in redress to all mankind.

Ring out a slowly dying cause,
And ancient forms of party strife;
Ring in the nobler modes of life,
With sweeter manners, purer laws.

Ring out the want, the care the sin,
The faithless coldness of the times;
Ring out, ring out my mournful rhymes,
But ring the fuller minstrel in.

Ring out false pride in place and blood,
The civic slander and the spite;
Ring in the love of truth and right,
Ring in the common love of good.

Ring out old shapes of foul disease,
Ring out the narrowing lust of gold;
Ring out the thousand wars of old,
Ring in the thousand years of peace.

Ring in the valiant man and free,
The larger heart, the kindlier hand;
Ring out the darkness of the land,
Ring in the Christ that is to be.

- Alfred Lord Tennyson

18 comments:

Kellan said...

Happy New Year, my friend! I hope to see you lots in 2009!

Kellan

Donna said...

Best wishes for a terrific 2009!

Mike Golch said...

Happy New year to you and your family my friend.

AirmanMom said...

kellan...Happy 2009! I will be reading you often this year!

AirmanMom said...

donna...my best wishes to you and your family this new year!

AirmanMom said...

mike...it is so very good to see your words once again. I do hope this means you are feeling better. I pray this new year brings you better health and much happiness!

Catie the Greatie said...

I just want to say thank you for reading my blog. From what I've been reading you are an amazing woman and I really like the fact that you have your own children serving and still make time to support others. Thank you so much and happy new year! :]

AirmanMom said...

catie...Happy 2009! Thank you for your kind words! I look forward to reading you again soon!

Mary Ellen said...

Words to live by! Happy New Year, and thanks for all your support.

AirmanMom said...

ME...you certainly are receiving my parayers and positive thoughts as you get closer to tomorrow!
Happy New Year!

lorraine said...

From Pilotmom to Airmanmom: All my prayers to you and your beloved Airman - the wind beneath the wings - for the pilot flying. How's that for a cliche? Of course cliche's are that for the basic reason that they are true. Mine is deployed now to the great sandbox of the east - but I hear from him and the thrill is only one that a fellow traveler along the path of MOMS can understand. My prayers are with all our warriors and protectors all over the world in what ever area they serve. My best to you and so happy that your little granddaughter turned to enter the world head first - that's the way to take on all of this - head first. Much love to you and yours. Lorraine

AirmanMom said...

lorraine...I thank YOU for your service as well. This 'mom-gig' is a learn as you go deal :)
Warm blessings for the new year to you and your family.

Tami said...

Happy New Year to you and yours.


aam

AirmanMom said...

aam...thank you for stopping by! My warmest wishes to you!

Debbie said...

AirmanMom, thank you for visiting. You would think, me being retired Air Force, I would visit you more often. Shame on me. I'll be back and I hope you and your family have a safe, happy and wonderful new year!

AirmanMom said...

Debbie...thank YOU for your service! It would be an honor to have you stop by and read my blog on a regular basis. Please feel free to e-mail me items of interest. God Bless You and your family in this new year!

imbeingheldhostage said...

Wishing you and yours a fantastic 2009! Thank you for your blog and all of the wonderful support you give to our troops!

AirmanMom said...

ibhh...thank you for your kind words. Happy 2009!