Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!!

As we ring in the New Year it is a time to reflect on the past year.

This year has been many things to me; hard, wonderful, and special for many reasons. It's been a hard year, but definately worth it!

Between my surgery, losing my job, and then finally finding a job, I can't say that I would change a thing!

Next month we will celebrate 1 year (11 months today) since my open-heart surgery, and I am so thankful for all the blessings and prayers that came our way.

I also am so grateful and thankful of my family, and Rich's family. My Mom and Dad for all their support this past year, and all their help when we needed it most! My Grandma for her help and support, My sister for being our phone call person last January who kept everyone updated when we couldn't and Rich's parents for their willingness to send Dad here to stay with my boys so Rich could be with me at the hospital as much as possible for 2 weeks. I know I gave everyone quite a scare, but without everyone it wouldn't have been possible! And while I will probably repeat some of this next month when we celebrate I can never thank all of you enough!

And of course my wonderful husband, who was so wonderful this past year. He let me whine, complain and be miserable, but in the end pushed me to eat and walk to get back to 110% in "record" time! Surprising not only me, but my drs also!

As we ring in the new year, with new beginnings let's all reflect on what this past year has meant to us and what we are thankful for! Family, Friends and Our Health. Things that are most important!

I hope everyone has a very blessed new year!


JNJMOM said...


It has been a bumpy year. But I think you have made it through nicely. I wish for you more happiness and joy for years and year and years to come!! I love you!!

Takako said...

You have accomplished a lot of things this year and been blessed so much.
Thank you for your positive post and hope you will have a Happy New Year!!

Thanks your comment on my blog!


Carol in Sweden said...'ve been through a lot this year! With good health know how precious it is! It's so wonderful to be surrounded by people who love you and will do anything for you! Hope you continue to have good health for all the family this new year!

Robyn said...

Hi Sara and Happy new Year!!
Wishing you happiness and blessings galore.
Could you please email me daisyquilts at gmail dot com about our PIF...I'd like to email you please and can't find your email.
Hugs and be in touch!
Robyn xx

Quilter Going Bananas said...

Hi Sara! Happy New Year!
I didn't know you had major surgery 11 months ago and it sounds like you recovered very nicely. Way to go girl! Hope this year is filled with lots of quilting and reading.

andsewon said...

Happy New Year Sara!!!
What a year '08 was for you but you deserve an great big ATTAGAL for coming thru it so well. Yes family is 'all that' and MORE!!
Posted about my new books on my blog.
Speaking of which I enjoy your blog and thanks so much for visiting mine reg!!!
Oh yes how did the tree skirts go over as gifts?????

Marilyn R said...

Sara, have a blessed and happy New year!