Happy New Year to All!

As I sit here typing it is the wee hours of of the morning, December 31, 2010, the house is quite and there is a slight nip in the air.  The ground outside is dusted lightly with freshly fallen snow from the storm that moved through last night.  This gives me time to reflect over the year that is drawing to a close and to look forward to the coming year.

In my reflections I learn how truly blessed I am.  My husband (Eric) and I have been married for over 30 years.  He is my best friend.  There are times when he bugs me but I also know there are times when I really bug him as well.  We have had an amazing journey and are looking forward to many years ahead.

I have had a wonderful family and 2 great kids that in spite of me have turned out great.  There is my son-in-law.  He is a great husband and father to my beautiful granddaughters.  This year Eric and I got to take our almost 3-year granddaughter to Disney World.  If you never had the experience of meeting Mickey and Minnie with a 3-year old I would highly encourage it.  Then there was Dumbo and It’s a Small World not to mention the highlights of her trip, the Biddidi Boddidi Boutique and breakfast with the princesses at Cinderellas Royal Table.  A fantastic trip.

In June, I was blessed with a second granddaughter and had the awesome experience of taking care of my little girl and her family for a few weeks.  When my children were born, I thought nothing could possibly compare to holding them the first time; however, when you hold a child that is the product of one of those children it is a double blessing.

There is my son.  What a wonderful young man he is.  I know that he would love to find a job more in line with his degree.   It took a lot of courage for him to pack up and head out in a new direction.  I admire him and pray for him each and everyday that his life will be filled with tremendous blessings.

I am looking at the clock and thinking about the events that are planned for today and tomorrow and the year to come.  We have 2 wonderful friends that we were truly blessed to find along our way.  They were neighbors about 30 plus years ago and no matter where our paths have taken us, we were lucky that it came back to them.  The four of us have some wonderful memories together and have plans for making so many more over the coming year.  

This year brought new challenges and I look forward to the challenges to come.  May all of you have a safe and happy New Year.  See you in 2011!

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