December 31, 2010

I Wish You a Happy New Year


2011!!
I can scarcely believe it is upon us. I say goodbye to 2010 with a mixture of relief, gratitude and sadness. 2010, you took a lot from me. You also gave me more than I ever imagined. All I know for sure is that when I fall asleep at night counting my blessings, I fall asleep before I get to the end.

The best things to have come out of this past year are our move to the Village, the new family connections we formed and the amazing circle of friends that surround me, strengthen me and love me. No matter what. I love you, my friends.

It would be easy for me to get scared thinking of what 2011 has in store for me. I can't let the fear of the future hold me hostage. So here's to a year that I hope holds more love, friendship and dreams that come true.

Happiest New Year to you all.

35 comments:

  1. You are a lovely soul. Happy New Year and I wish all the best for you this year.

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  2. "I fall asleep before I get to the end..." Can we really ask for more?? Love you, Lady.

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  3. Happy New Year. I hope the blessings keep coming your way.

    Chris

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  4. Wishing you a very Happy New Year!!!

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  5. Happy New Year, JJ! I can't wait to see what this new year has in store for you. I watched you Choose Joy through all the ups and downs of 2010, and I know this new year will find you doing the same.
    Here's to a wonderful 2011... clink ...(glasses clinking as we toast).

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  6. happiest of new year wishes to you and your lovely family.

    xo
    ~molly

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  7. Jen- I am happy to have found you here...and I am amazed by your move and the new life that God has granted you...and the finding of your Dad after so many years...just a year full of surprises and unexpected turns. God bless you- Diana

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  8. Happiest year eva! Thanks for showing me too how to Choose Joy (love that post)!
    xo
    Leslie

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  9. Happy New Yr to you as well!

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  10. heres to a new year filled with love, happiness and joy. i wish you all the best.

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  11. Wishing you all the best that 2011 has to offer Jen! Happy New Year!

    Kat :)

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  12. I hope your new year is a special one, that 2011 is peaceful, happy, satisfying, joyful! Thanks for sharing your world with us, I always enjoy being in your space xo

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  13. i am loving and feeling every word here because you have summed up how i feel but didn't quite know how to say. thank you for that.

    i wish you every happiness, wish come true and good health in the year to come.

    xo
    elyse

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  14. I had to come over and wish you a Happy New Year!
    Brenda

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  15. Hi, I'm Holly! I found you through Elyse! Yes, so many blessings. That's how I go to sleep at night, too! ♥

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  16. Happy New Year!
    And cute photo.....
    :):)

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  17. Thanks for sharing with us! All the best for 2011! IAMSNWFLK -http://dondehogar.blogspot.com/

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  18. I hadn't thought to be scared..oh no!
    I'm laughing about that...humor gets us through a lot of things in the end :) Another blessing!

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  19. Rethinking what I just wrote...
    I guess you had some trials....so sorry

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  20. cheers to that! i wish you much happiness in 2011. :)

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  21. Happy New Year, Jen! Just found you through Elyse...

    Lovely thoughts for the New Year. I have to say mine echo yours VERY closely. It was a wonderful year, and a scarey year for our family...but we are so very blessed and I know it will all be well.

    Looking forward to a bright New Year, and looking forward to getting to know you--will be back often.

    Julie

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  22. Jen,
    Happy New Year! I always adore hearing what you have to say! From your Hoosier sister, Whosyergurl Cheryl XOXO

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  23. Happy New Year!!
    Come see me at
    http://antiquesanduniques.blogspot.com

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  24. Happy New Year sweet Jen, I wish you nothing but the BEST!!! hugs and love, Dawn

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  25. Happy New Year Jen!! Hope you all have a great weekend! :)
    Beth.

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  26. ...and to you! Hope 2011 is just as amazing

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  27. Jen,
    I am so glad to have found you again and I will put you on my Google Reader. I remember the sad story of your mother so well. I am headed into a sad year. My husband was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer days after I returned home from Silver Bella. I, too, am trying to live the best I can and not let the fear consume me. I will be thinking of you.
    Hugs,
    Suz

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  28. Happy New Year to you, Jen! I am so happy I stumbled onto your blog this past year. It always draws me in. I hope you are able to purchase a home in your dream environment soon- what you've done to your current place is amazing!

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  29. Beautifully written, Jen. Blessings to you and your family in 2011 - and always.

    xo
    Claudia

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  30. CHEERS! i love how you put that!
    No more fear holding us back!

    thank you

    shell

    gypsylemonade.blogspot.com

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