My New Earth work is actually on twiiter.com/BookClubClass It's a text messaging book club. In case you came here from the Oprah website and were wondering where it all is. I'll bring my New Earth Work over here because, I guess this is where it's meant to be. Welcome to Jippyjabber! PS I am auntjippy on the Oprah message boards.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007


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2006 I am saying goodbye. I am saying I am sorry. I am sending my condolences. A national day of morning and I'll take the extra day to let it all go. I won't name my troubles. They fade to black. Just leave on the wind.

Some time this year I'll open that bottle! It didn't feel right on New Years Eve. I just could not pop the cork. I was content on New Years Eve. It was a nice evening with Zach and Dick Clark. It was a hard year in some ways. It was a year of information which truly is power. I had the need to have Champagne ready. I still feel that way. I need to have champagne ready. OK so I am ready. It's not as cheap as I usually drink. Not for half a glass of champange basically by myself and just for the sake of popping the cork. I have it ready. 2007 is the year. Something will happen and I will go the fridge and I will get this sacred bottle and I'll pop the cork and I'll be in the moment. A moment I knew would come.

I'll take the risk, I'll keep myself well, to make the extra effort. I'll be me in the world and clear the way for Zach to be in this world too. That is what I did when I put him in his wheel chair and pushed him four blocks to the parade and claimed our space on the side of the road. I covered his ears when he could not take the noise and we waited and watched and he tolerated it more than I thought he would. We made our way home and finally slept and today really is day one for us. And he said something to me.................

He said, " Three Jets, the three jets." He has never spoken to me about something that happened or that we did. He was talking about the start of the parade. Two jets and the B2 bomber did a fly by and wow we could have jumped up and touched them! Zach remembered it and told me. That is a champagne moment it really is. I would have drank it right then but something inside said no this is only the begining this isn't it. Do you remember that moment in Mr Holland's Opus when the mom breaks down? " I just want to talk to my son" That hit me so hard and at times like this I let go some of that pain I have had in me for a long long time. This is a great start to a New Year and I am ready for more. Let this be the begining of many good things.

2007 I am ready with Champagne!

5 comments:

Tanginika-Simone said...

362 days of joy and success to you.

Jippy said...

Thank You! And right back at ya!

Amy W said...

2007 will be your and your son's year...

Jippy said...

Thank you Amy. The best to you for the New year. I am still trying to think of a tag line for your blog. I haven't come up with one yet.

Kel said...

I'm happy to hear that this new year has started with a positive moment of communication between you and your son