Life is like a box of chocolates...
...you never know what you'll get.
2010 did not end well for me,
my 94 year old grandmother was called home,
a few days after the funeral, I pulled out my back and was laid up for days,
the first day my back felt better, I woke up with a tickle in my throat which managed to progress into a fever and hacking cough in time for Christmas.
Those were just the big things, there was an unending barrage of little things that tested every fiber of my being, including an ornament fire just as we were about to say grace before Christmas dinner. I like to think of myself as someone who takes most things in stride, a glass is half full type of gal. However, after the ornament burst into flames, I looked to my dear Mr. AJS and told him that this is it, my breaking point, one more thing and I will just loose it. Well, when a little while later a family member pulled me aside to let me know about a backed up bathroom issue, I once again turned to my rock and he sprung into action. Within no time Mr. AJS returned from the garage in what could only be described as a make-shift haz-mat suit, I nearly rolled on the floor. I looked around and saw the people I love gathered together, I saw my boys making memories (someday one of them will say,"remember when the Christmas ornament burst into flames, that was too funny"), I saw my peaceable kingdom made up of my 2 dogs and my new kitten, I saw my beloved always at the ready to save my day, and while I did not see grandmom this year, I am grateful and recognize what an amazing blessing to have known my grandmother for 50 of her 94+ years.
So with that said, I wish you all the hopes, blessings and promise that come with a New Year!
enJOY Your Blessings,