wow, this image above is a bit of summary of my year ahead… painting, creating, taking pics, blogging… rediscovering my beautiful life…and i’m guessing as much as i’d like to deny it… i will be sipping diet coke thru it all.
i am beyond excited about 20…10… Love saying that! :) 20…10! i mean that alone is cause for celebration!
okay, so i thought i would do a little review of 2009. i’ve posted a little about the trials and tribulations we have gone thru with our son. well let’s just say some of 2007, all of 2008 and the first half or more of 2009 was all about that!! sigh.
i honestly don’t think i could tell you much about what happened in my life this past year, other than a lot and i mean a lot about that whole stressful ordeal.
but, here’s my year in review, as i remember it…
january- no clue? worry, stress, more worry, angry, disappointed, seeking guidance, but getting no help… unable to create. deep love for my son and praying god would finally answer our prayers. feeling very defeated and alone.
february- more of january….otherwise, no clue.
march- continuation of january and february….bryce’s 17th birthday, john had surgery on his heart (but not major surgery), worry, stress, financial stress, seeking guidance, but getting no help…..feeling alone.
april- ummm, hmmmm, let’s see….. more of the above. i turned 41, andy turned 12, worry, stress, financial stress, still seeking……
may- major worry, concern, break downs… and a final unimaginable event that changed our lives and most importantly changed bryce’s life.
june- dealing with the after shock, seeking help, hiding….all at the same time, feeling an awakening in my soul. started really creating again… from the very core of my being… not robotically. brett met his sweet girlfriend…
july- dealing and coping and waiting for the outcome….. but still creating and feeling renewed. finally trusting again that god was right there with us…thru it all.
august- yep, still dealing and coping…. but i discovered a new love.. … my camera….. it’s inexplicable how taking pics makes me feel! and, brett (our oldest) moved out to conquer the world. :)
september- school began, things falling into routine. starting over in many ways. loving my son and rediscovering him again. taking some pics, but not knowing what for…. loving my family… gratitude.
october- john’s birthday, beautiful weather, reconnecting with my friend prairie girl. committed to a daily painting, brett moved back home. :)
novemeber- brett’s 19th birthday, creating, plotting and planning with prairie girl… excited about many possibilities. flickr entered my life… wow… i love flickr! so many encouraging, uplifting members and the most beautiful images. sigh….
december- opened 2BBB with prairie girl . more creating, more flickr…. i won a spot in the mondo beyondo eCourse thru design mom, signed up for misty mawn’s portrait workshop … woo hoo… christmas excitment….
phew… made it…
okay, so i know sometimes you may think i’m a little “rosey” and i often talk about being excited about this, that or the other…but after all that has happened.. i need this blog and 2bbb to be that… to be happy and grateful…and optimistic…
so 20….10 has got to be good! i know it from the bottom of my soul. i have to believe and trust in that.
here’s to you! thank you for stopping by…thank you for the encouraging emails and comments… just thank you….