Friday, December 29, 2006

REFLECTIONS PAST AND VISIONS FUTURE


Coming to the end of the year has put me in a reflective mood. 2006 has been filled with fun and laughter and tears and sadness. Even though things were difficult at times ,those very things became the building blocks that I believe made me a stronger person. Deaths of family and friends, loss of jobs and health issues had us turning to the Lord time and again.
Good times and the challenges of traveling and living in several 3rd world countries were high points for me. Making new friends and seeing things from a different perspective are experiences I wouldn't trade for anything.
I'm grateful for the chance to be with all of my grandchildren and have those precious hugs and kisses.
I look forward to this next year with expectation. It will be full of challenges and changes. We will be moving in the late Spring . Finances and missing our family has pushed us towards this decision. A new home, new friends, new church at our age won't be easy but its exciting too.
Life is good and I wish the very best for each one of you too.
Happy New Year Bloggers.
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27 comments:

~tanty~ said...

I like your narration.
Happy New Year to you and your loved ones!

Olivier said...

j'espere que cette nouvelle année te donnera tout ce que tu reves et que tu merites. Je te souhaite une bonne et heureuse année 2007.


I hope that this new year will give you all that you dreams and which you merits. I wish you good and happy year 2007.

Kate said...

The tree in the photo seems to be standing in very fertile land. Yes, life is good, and your narration is thoughtful and thankful -- all at the same time. Your life will be fertile, like the land, because of your attitude--despite changes. Thank YOU for your many visits, your beautiful photos, and your ability to share your life! May 2007 be the best so far for you and yours--you value all the right thigs in life!!

piika said...

A happy and prosperous new year to you, too!

Annie said...

Moving is hard for me but then I've always moved away from family rather than toward them. I hope you find the coming move a very easy and pleasant one. And I hope you will continue posting photos. Yes, make that a New Year's resolution if only for my sake.

Lucy said...

Happy New Year! Best wishes for 2007 and I hope your new adventures are full of joy.

Chris & Deb said...

How very poignant...we wish you and yours all the best as you travel those uncharted roads in 2007.
Allow your faith to be your compass.

photo-effe said...

Happy new year 2007
buon anno

allotment lady said...

Wishing you a very happy and healthy 2007.

Beautiful photographs I can see that I am going to enjoy reading the rest of your blog.

I just popped by to read a few posts before heading to bed. It is already Sunday here now!

Goodnight - till tomorrow

kris said...

Glad you're taking things positively ..dont worry be happy!

Best wishes for the new year to you and family :)

Tim Rice said...

I think that beautiful photo complements your narration very well. I wish you a very happy New Year even in the midst of the changes you are about to face.

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

Yes, the Lord takes care of us whether we want him to or not. :)
That photo is breath taking -- I stared at it for a while.

ruth said...

It sounds like you are busy with lots of stresses, and lots of positive things in your life. I wish you well in the new year. Live in the moment, and you'll be fine! :)

Thank you for all your nice visits and comments at ELDP.

Olivier said...

Bonne année, bonne santé
"Le temps passe, les années filent. Quand une nouvelle année commence, on se demande toujours si elle apportera la paix et le bonheur à chacun... Fermez les yeux et faites un voeu !"

Good year, good health
time passes, the years slip by. When a new year starts, one always wonders if it will bring peace and happiness to each one… Close the eyes and make a wish!

Ratzfatz said...

I wish you a Happy New Year and hope that all your wishes and dreams will be true!!!

Greetings from Frankfurt
Ratze

Ame said...

Photo...what a beautiful reflection...sorry to hear you had difficult times...sounds like you're a strong person and your faith carries you thru...here's hoping 2007 is a promising new start for you and yours...where are you moving to? Hope it's not too far from loved ones...and just read your new profile...you ARE an artist...so just STOP that "wanna be"..I think you should change your name to PHOTOAM! ;-) Ame xo

Meg in Nelson said...

And a whole new set of photos from around your new home! I look forward to YOUR 2007, Photowannabe!

Salty Dawg said...

Thank you for sharing your life and art with all of us. Your blog has been an inspiration to me, an example of what a talented person can do with simple equipment. The photos you share are terrific and from your writing one can tell that your heart is in the right place. May 2007 be a great year for you and yours! Happy New Year!!!

outdoorexpsoure said...

happy new year to u also...wish all the best to u:-))

Reflex said...

Happy New year, and, as always, great photography!

GiuCe said...

look the stars, give thanx for this year and make a wish for a great new year... HAPPY NEW YEAR 2007

Laurie said...

Beautiful reflections on the year that has passed.

New beginnings are difficult, but with a positive attitude and support of those people who are important to us, and of course faith, we can make it through.

Bless you and Happy New Year.

Zaloezie said...

I'm a fan. Belgium loves you.

Chad Oneil said...

Good one.

Pequete said...

I am sure you will do great in your new home. Have a great year, and don't forget blqahlecmbogging!

Pequete said...

I forgot to say how beautiful this photograph is: the tree, the mood, the colours... everything, really!

Pequete said...

Jesus, my first comment is all wrong! I meant blogging and the word verification letters just got in the middle of it!