I'm back from my parents house and enjoying the few more hours of 2008! I have had an incredible year and am sooo thankful for all the Lord has blessed my with.
I am so thankful for my life and wanted to reflect on the "blessings" from 2008 as this year closes:
~ I am thankful for my family and the health that we enjoy (minus the cold that I just got yesterday)
~ I'm thankful for an incredible husband and awesome marriage that has spanned almost 20 YEARS!!!
~ I'm thankful for my three daughters that I have dreamed of having my whole life
~ I'm thankful for my brother and his wife who are such awesome people and I'm so lucky that I get to call them brother and sister
~ I'm thankful for having both sets of parents alive and such wonderful people who pray for us and help us in soooo many ways
~ I'm thankful for friends (too many to post pictures of) that stand by me and take me just as I am. Who rejoice in the good things together and lift eachother up in the difficult things...
~ I'm thankful for my home and the shelter and comfort it give us. I don't want to ever make my home too much of a "valued item" and want to always leave it in the Lord's hands where we should live.
~ I'm thankful that we get to travel! I don't know when I started to LOVE traveling but somewhere along the way, it happened... I am so thankful that we have experienced so much of this world and can't wait to do more traveling in 2009!
~ I'm thankful for the world of blogging!!! It hasn't even been a full year for me and I can't even remember NOT blogging! lol... It has been something that has brought so much joy to my life to have a community of blogging friends all around the world! To think that we can share this together and "meet" through my blog and that you'd even want to READ my blog and share in my life is astounding to me!! Somedays, I look on the blog and see so many kind comments, so many "hits" on the blog it blows me away, so many "friends" I can catch-up with through this blog, it brings me to tears sometimes. I started this "thing" I didn't even know the first thing about last January to an audience of NONE and now to feel so connected to all of you is AMAZING!
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~ I'm thankful for my hobby that is my passion that is now my career! It really is sooo much fun to create lasting pieces of art that are also capturing my familes memories! I have always enjoyed looking at art and I'm in awe of artists who paint, sculpt, compose and entertain us with their brilliance. But, I have to say that scrapbooking is also an art form and what better art form is there? You create art out of your OWN memories!!!! It's why this art form IS my PASSION and will always be my passion!
~ I'm soooo thankful that I have been blessed to meet all of you through my "A Kiss on the Chic" Kit Club!!! It has barely been 6 months since I started this journey and it has grown by leaps and bounds. I enjoy bringing kits to you each month and I enjoy seeing the creations YOU make with them and the kind words of encouragement you give me! It makes me feel so happy to know you like my kits, that you have a hard time choosing between them and that you want to continue to support my Kit Club! That is truely one of the BEST gifts of 2008 for me! Thank You Ladies!!!
~ And most of all, I'm thankful to my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, you has given me my life, my family, my friends and my passions!
My your lives be filled with love, joy and peace from above in 2009!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!
Love to all,