Monday, January 5, 2009
~Stepping Into A New Year~
Stepping into a New Year conjures up all sorts of emotions: Excitement, Trepidation, Hope, Joy, Fear, Uncertainty. It's a New Beginning. A clean slate. A fresh start. 2008 brought many joys to our family:
We had Mom with us for another year. (thank you, Lord)
Our sons and daughter-in-law are healthy, happy and successful in their life endeavors.
Our two grandchildren are growing into amazing little souls. (the photo shows Jackson taking his first steps at Grandma's house!)
We celebrated two weddings, welcoming two new 'nieces' into our ever-growing family.
My newly-resurrected business 'took flight' beyond my wildest dreams.
I celebrated my 60th birthday with six of my closest friends who flew us all to Chicago for a day of whirlwind site-seeing, shopping and lunch at the American Girl Co. (thank you all xoxoxo)
Along with the joys, came the sadness of losing my Godmother....my Aunt Kay, who was my mother's best friend. She lived a good 88 years and touched many lives during her stay here on this earth. She was an integral part of my life. I know that heaven has a special new angel. (watch for a blogpost about her later in the week)
So....to all my family and friends....real, cyber, et al......A Happy, Healthy 2009. Remember: Life is what you make it!
Have a joyous First Week of 2009...wherever you are in the world.