Of course we had planned a trip to the beach in June, but Amelia disrupted Deb and Michael going. They took off to Il and stayed with Beth and Ryan for a couple of weeks.Dodd, Renda, and I went on without them. Amelia gave us all a scare, but again God blessed us and she is thriving and happy.
In July I got to meet my friend Linda Rebtoy from Ohio. She and I had met on a decorating forum and became friends. She and her daughter Carrie met Deb and I for lunch and a wonderful visit. We are looking forward to getting together again.
We made a few trips back and forth to Il when ever Michael's schedule allowed. I took a couple of girl trips and then in the fall we went back to the beach. This time Andrew, Mollie, Amanda and Clay got to go. What a wonderful time we had. There is just something about seeing the vast ocean through children's eyes. We had fun on the Pirate Ship and the high light of that trip was Amanda won the Mama's hula hoop contest.lol
After coming home from the beach I hit a bumpy road. My fur baby was sick and was diagnosed with renal failure. He lived 9 days and you all know that story, so we won't go into it again.
So 2013, I have looked on you with disdain, but after seeing this in writing, you weren't so bad to me after all.In fact you were a good friend, I just didn't see through the grief. I apologize to you and think instead of the heartache from the losses, I will celebrate the good things that happened through out your reign. There was a lot more good than bad and oh my the good could have ended bad. So I thank you 2013 for not being all bad, for being so good in fact. I am happy we are parting on good terms, because this is forever. But go forth knowing I forgive you and in fact will remember you with warm feelings. And thank you my blogging friends for coming Through My Back Door where life is good. Even when I think it isn't.
PS: Stay safe tonight New Years Eve
PSS:I am looking forward to 2014, are you?
PSSS: Lets vow to pray harder for our blogging friends who are still going through some of the most difficult times