Tuesday, January 1, 2013

So Long 2012..........here we go 2013!

Each year we say goodbye to the year before and hello to the new year.  So 2012, you've held blessings and hurts which are now memories and realities.  2013, you've got your work cut out for you!  

This year we lost two aunts and an uncle.....leaving my mama the last of all the siblings on her side of the family, and with only two sisters in law left on daddy's side.   Some days I'm not sure mama takes that all in, but then again, that has to be a hard reality.

There were things that changed and things that stayed the same.  There was love, laughter and sorrow.  We celebrated another anniversary and thanked God for this lasting love.  We celebrated birthdays and anniversaries of loved ones.  

Had a new grandson at Thanksgiving and waited expectantly for our first great grandson who waited until the wee hours of this new year to join us, but more about that little one later.

We took a few small trips, lived through another tax season and being sick a couple of times, but nothing serious.  

I think we actually went to the theater to see a movie twice this year.  Don't laugh, that's a record for the two of us.  

Survived, at least we hope so, an election year and were highly disappointed in the results.  But it will certainly keep our prayer life active.

I turned 60  in 2012.  Now, I've decided that I can do things I've never done before and say it's old age.  Like I bought my very first pair of knee high boots!  The Superhero asked if I was getting a horse next.  Get it?  He's so funny!

We both lost a lot of weight this year.  If you read my face book statuses, you know we are walking at 5:30 a.m. in the mornings.  It's horrible......until you're back home and the fact that you're done with exercise for the day hits you, then it's o.k.  

We didn't spend near enough time with our grandchildren.  If they're so eager to pass laws, why don't they pass a law that grandchildren have to live close to their grandparents???  

I carry a concealed weapons permit but not a gun.  I will carry a gun if I feel I need to, so beware those who intend harm.  I'm so sorry that some maniacs use guns to kill people.  I'm sorry that they use any weapon at all to kill.  

I went to painting classes in 2012.  I now am the proud owner of two paintings and will sell them for any amount.  You know you want them, so make me an offer!  Just joking.

In 2013, I hope to accomplish new things.  
I want to take photography lessons and really understand how to use my camera.  It's currently dumb luck if I get good pictures.  

I want to read the Bible through again.  

I hope to love more and do more to show that love.  

I hope to see all my children happy.  
And my grandchildren.  
I hope my granddaughter's boyfriend doesn't break her heart.....I had to throw that one in because I'm still not sure my heart is ready for her to have a boyfriend.  

O.K. those are just a few of the things I have absolutely no control over but that's how I feel about that!

This year I want to see Him more clearly, follow Him more nearly, love Him more dearly....day by day.  I know those are song lyrics, but I couldn't tell you the name of the song or the person or persons who recorded that song.  But it's my prayer for the new year.  

Happy New Year to all of you, my dear blog friends!  You are all the best!


Memoirs of Me & Mine said...

My mom would totally agree on that grandparent law. Lol!
May your new year be happy and peaceful!

God bless!


Cathy said...

Great post, as usual!!

UnicycleRose said...

You have great goals for the new year. Verrrry inspiring! And, I might add you have accomplished a lot this past year. I definitely see a glimpse of Jesus. Thank you for your steadfastness in staying on top of the blog scene. I wish you peace, blessing and posterity in 2013!!!!!

Sweet Tea said...

This was a fun read and congrat's to you and your hubs for the weight loss and maintenance - you have managed it well! I pray all your hopes and dreams come true this year!!

Diane said...

Lovely reflection of the year my friend. I am liking the knee high boots, I may have to consider a pair for myself!! Diane

Auntie Bliss said...

You are a very youthful 60, no kidding!!!
Yes, more than enough to pray about...
thankful the solid Rock is still the solid Rock and we stand on Him no matter what.

debi said...

Loved reading the run down of 2012...First let me say, You look so incredible!! Superhero is looking good as well :-) A beautiful couple...you are blessed.

Wishing you a healthy happy New Year my friend...


Stephanie said...

What a sweet re-cap of the year. I adore your goals and even share some of them. I vow that at some point in my life I will understand my camera enough to take it off auto!
Happy New Year to you and yours.

Anonymous said...

sounds like you have a great goal for the new year. I can't tell you how proud I am of all the weight you have lost.. You and Superhero look fantastic and as my husbanad said you are a handsome couple. I know my mom agrees that grandchildren should live close. She only gets to see her's every couple of years and they are stpread from east to west coast. I feel bad for her sometimes as the oldest four are older teens now and they barely know my parents but I know my parents are where God wants them doing what he wants them to do. .
Love ya lady and I hope this year brings you happiness, health, and a clsoer walk with God as you stated..

Anonymous said...

This was a great read and very inspirational! So glad I found your blog!

Pauly said...

It's be cool if kids and parents got to see each other, too. Glad your year was, on the whole a good year. Hopefully I can see my family again this coming year. Happy New Year!