Another year is upon us.
It is a small vine laden with bunches of promise ready-to-burst.
Girl-chick and Tater will discover things about their world themselves, delightful snippets of information they will process into the great big ball of the World As We Know It.
Da Man and I will laugh with tears in our eyes, cry with aching sides, and perhaps even shake our heads in stunned disbelief while our progeny go through this process of discovery.
Our extended families, wherever they may be in the world, will likewise grow - up, together and maybe even regrettably, apart.
But grow we will.
This is the Dawson's Nest resolution for this year: We will grow. We will delight in the growth process. We will take life's twists and turns as it happens and enjoy the ride too.