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"Wow" another year past!
I am sure like most of you, I can't believe that it has come to an end. This past year has been a whirl wind and a bottomless pit of emotions. The only thing that has held it all together for me is the hope and faith that I have in the lord above. Although, sometimes I need to remind myself and reassure myself that all of his doings is for our benefit, I do truly believe that our lives are full of his goodness.
I try everyday to focus on all the good things that are going on around us and let's just say there has been some pretty bad things happen this year, so it has not been easy. At the end of each day I just hope and pray for one more day of good health with my loved ones and that in it's self is all I can ask for.
I must say that things really do happen at very weird times and they definitely do not make any sense. My business and work for instance, is a true blessing and I know that my lovely aunt Mary is looking down from heaven with a smile upon her face and nodding her head saying it's going to be ok. While she was alive she would use a certain phrase quite often in her conversation, "that's OK"! Even now with her loss, I feel great comfort in her words and I know that she is saying it every time I feel sad. It is crazy though, I had been trying to persue my dream of my business and creating all things beautiful for the longest time and I do really feel like she did have a big part in this happening now. I have been just crazy/busy since she past away and I can't think of a better person to thank for it. She, like me was a very creative person and love to make things beautiful too! We would brainstorm and drum up ideas and if I ever had a question I would call her. We loved all the same things, sewing, quilting, beading, fabric anything that we could conjure up was good for us. We would go camping and stay up working under a lamp and stars on something fun. I will miss those times and I will miss her dearly. I know that it is all happening now because of the lord above, but I have no doubt that Mary has not helped a little.
I have not really focused on an actuall New Year's resolution. However, I would like to say that I want to try just a little harder to be more forgiving and organized. I would also like to somehow develop a happier and more productive attitued from my little one. I am hoping that this too is just one of those stages and will pass!:o) We most certainly need to start eating better and get off our booties and get moving!
The holidays were hard for our family and I think that we are all just glad that they are over. With the New Year in mind I want to wish you all much happiness, love, good fortune and most certainly good health. Remember that your loved ones are dear and cherrish the time you have with them, smiles are contagious so spread one, always look up when your looking down and most importantly be true to who you are!
I hope you all have a great start to your new year and I myself will keep creating all things beautiful and full of inspiration.