Friday, December 30, 2011
Another Year is Almost Gone
Then some more came to visit me.
Then I got to meet Angie Phillips, Thru Nana's Window, her daughter Holly and Granddaughter Darbee.
I look back and don't know how I was so blessed to meet so many of our blogging buddies. Hopefully this year there will be more meetings and visiting. I have found blogging friends to be so real. We blog about our families, our lives and we feel we know one another. And we do.
Another 2011 good thing brought Gabe into our lives. He is a happy baby and healthy. Curt got engaged to Lindsay. We went to Il to see Beth and Ryan. We went to the beach for a week. We had our girl trip to Pigeon Forge in September. I went back for a week end with some friends. Life has been good. Then, there has been adversity too. Amanda's breast cancer, my friend Carols cancer diagnosis, and my break in.
In spite of all of this I look back say, "Thank you Lord, for this year." The adversity has made me stronger. I am learning to turn my eyes directly on Him, to look for strength. The year 2012 will be a mystery to us until this time next year. There will be some good times, sad times, and hard times. Hopefully the good will outweigh the bad. I for one believe they will. I am looking toward 2012 for new beginnings. For healing, for a new family member, for trips, for meeting more of my blogging friends, and a year of love and laughter.
Well all my decorations are down and put away. I have been tweaking and retweaking and re-retweaking! Do you do that? Here is my mantle now. Sandi kept saying center the Spinner. Well centering the Spinner was not as easy as just driving a nail. I had to remove screws, fill holes, and paint. However I did it and I just wish it had been my idea.
Well that gives you a hint of what I have been doing. I will share more later.
It is my prayer that each of you have a wonderful New Year, and I pray I will use this coming year wisely. I have loved having you all come Through My Back Door where life is good.
PS: Today was the end of an era.The speckled Hen, closed its door here.
PSS:I want to leave you with my picture of the year. You know I love Rotties. Well my friend Kathy Trout does too. She is a tiny woman and her rotties are two of the biggest ones I have seen. I absolutely love this picture.It shows the true gentleness of these dogs.