Thursday, November 24, 2011

Looking back

It's been an amazing year and I really have a lot to be thankful for. With the passing of my mother in May, it gave us a chance to celebrate her life like never before. And we were so blessed to be able to bring our broken family back together in such a difficult time and help each other through. We've healed wounds that go back thirty years or more and are looking forward to moving forward in a positive way.

My husband and I were able to take an incredible vacation that we have been looking forward to for years. And I will continue to share more of those beautiful ports that we visited and some of the valuable life lessons that we learned during our travels.

And now, one of my sisters has purchased a new home that promises to be a gathering place for the whole family for years to come. We are looking forward to her moving in and making that house a home. Not just for herself but for all her family and friends.

And I've been graced with many new readers and friends here on the brighter side that have brought as much into my life as I hope that I have brought into yours.
I hope that your year has been as fruitful for you as my family and I have experienced. Please feel free to share with everyone what has made your year so fulfilling in the comments. I look forward to reading all your comments every day.


MorningAJ said...

Happy Thanksgiving. I'm thankful that I've met you through your wonderful blog. Many, many good wishes to you and all your family.

Jim said...

Stew, Happy Thanksgiving! I am so glad your family has 'mended things' this past year.

That corgi :) said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you Stew and your family! I do hope it is a good restful thankful day! Lots of things to be thankful for, even the hard things we live through do provide silver linings of thanks. Glad your family have healed relationships this year.

I'm grateful for lessons God has been teaching me this year; I'm a slow learner, but I think progress is being made and for that I'm very thankful.


oneSAHDdude said...

Does your new background image tie in with your line of work? :-)

Glad you had a good year and I'm happy to have finally met you in person after hearing all those stories over the years.

Anonymous said...

Jack said: You really do lead an interesting life and I am so glad you share it with us! We gotta have a dinner date one of these days!

laurak@forestwalkart said...

oops. happy late thanksgiving to you! gobble gobble.
it's nice to hear that you and your family has decided move on...and forget all that old stuff that tears people apart. i'm sorry to hear of your mom's's kind of weird how sometimes it's a death...that will bring people closer. but then again, i guess it's not that makes us realize that death does happen. we're not invincible...we can go at any time. why waste what time we have on foolish anger...and hard headedness...(is that even a word!?)
be happy. be merry. love each other.