Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year

Our family has so much to be thankful for as we end 2010.
Just three months ago, we had no idea how it would end.  Tonight we sat around a table at Dana and Greg’s, had dinner, fireworks  and played cards  I  am sure each one of was thinking that we could be in a very different place.
In the next few days I  will post my last Christmas pictures of 2010 of the little's and some from tonight.  Grayson and Jack are so cute together. 

Be sure and stop by my holiday blog.  My number one ELF, Terri from Ninny’s Notes did a guest post for me on getting  ready for NEXT HOLIDAY SEASON.  It really does begin with how you pack up this year.  We will be taking down trees this next week and then in another month or so we will probably take our own down.  It’s hard to believe that Christmas has come and gone. Seems like yesterday that I was driving home from Dallas, two weeks away from tree season, having no clue how I was going to be able to get all the houses decorated.  We DID and that is nothing short of a MIRACLE, but the biggest MIRACLE of all is that JACK was sitting at that table tonight, holding his cards and with the exception of a swollen left hand and some pain in his shoulder, he is OK. 
If you missed this post, READ IT.
No one says it like Beth.  I cannot tell you how many times she writes and I wonder if she has been following me around.  Maybe its just that we all have the same struggles, the same fears and the same desires.  No one can use words quite like she can.  
Please keep praying for little Ashley.
You can check out her blog to read all that happened this week.  Life is hard for this family right now.  Hard decisions that I cannot imagine making.  No easy answers.
As we begin 2011, I am so thankful for all my blog friends. You have made my life richer.  I am not good at resolutions.  This year I think it will just be monthly goals.  I think we all pretty much have the same ones.  Eat healthier, exercise more! Though  those are certainly things that are on my list, I want my list to start with be kinder, judge less, say I’m  sorry more often (that one is for you Micah), give more, want less, compliment more, speak gratitude more often, fear less, play more, worry less, make everyday COUNT!
I just want to be a BETTER ME.
Happy New Year.  

10 comments:

Sassy Granny ... said...

Ah yes ... "a better me". I can amen! that one!!!!

May 2011 be a year of great health & joy,

Kathleen

Vicki said...

Happy New Year, Teresa! I am so thankful that your family is whole and healthy as we start 2011. I also concur with your list, it's one I could have written for myself! Looking forward to reading your blogs this year, I enjoy both of them.

Weezer said...

Teresa, I hope 2011 brings you and yours all the love, luck, peace, and good health that only God can bring. Happy New Year. I look forward to sharing this new year with you. I just checked on little Ashley and will continue to pray for her. God has a plan and only He knows what it is.
Weezer

Michelle said...

Happy New Year Teresa!

ethelmaepotter! said...

Well said. We all go through trials and tribulations, but it seems some of us are unfairly unburdened. I am blessed to have happy, healthy children who are both finacially independent, intelligent, and have chosen careers they love. While I have family members who have made some VERY BAD choices in life, and others who are struggling because of BAD LUCK, I still have my parents, my siblings, and all my nieces and nephews. I am truly blessed and thankful every day.
Happy New Year to you, all your readers, and your wonderful family. Now, GO REST!

debi said...

Well said, happy new year....good heath and happiness!

Bacardi Mama said...

That is so funny...I have been working on a post called "A better me". I guess it's what we all want. I'm so thankful that you were able to end 2010 with good things in your life. I'm so happy that every thing worked out for you. Enjoy 2011. I hope it's wonderful for all of us.

gayle said...

I love your "a better me"!! I think I will steal from you if you don't mind!!!

Theresa said...

It certainly has been a year to remember! I pray that you and your family have a blessed 2011 and that all have great health! HUGS!

Nezzy said...

I pray that 2010 is in the 'put thee behind me' mode for you and your family and that 2011 will bring all the health, peace and prosperity it has to off ya'll.

God bless and have an incredible year sweetie!!!