Thursday, December 24, 2009

A Blessing

It’s Christmas Eve. We’ll hopefully be headed towards home soon, and I’ve been reflecting. Remembering the ups and downs of the last year, the tears and thankfully, the laughter. The blessings that have been showered down upon my life - my husband, my sons and my crazy dogs. Woven between all those strands of the tapestry that is Mi Vida Loca are each of you, my bloggy friends.


I have laughed with you, travailed for you, and cried with you. I’ve celebrated with you, and for you. I’ve prayed with you, and sometimes, have screamed out your name to the Heavenlies because I didn't know what else to do and thought the good Lord might need a little reminder that you needed a miracle. (I know, He gets a kick out of me, He has to - he designed me!)


And you, my friends? You’ve been with me, every step of the way. Traveling with me on my many trips across this nation, making calls with me. Having adventures beyond compare. Never will I forget the support you showed me when I experienced the layoff, or the the way you celebrated when I took another job. Or how you support me when ThatManILove is working away from town. Or how you encouraged me to go away with ThatManILove and take much needed time for ourselves - time that changed us and melded us.


I have been greatly blessed by the gifts I’ve received. Never could have I imagined making friends like you - some of you, I’ve not even met in real life - but God, The Lord Almighty, is good. He gives great gifts...and you are a such gift to me.


Merry Christmas to you and yours. May you be blessed beyond compare in this next year. As for me? I bless you. I bless you with love, life, health, friends - and laughter.


May you hear the music specifically designed for your life...and dance. Baby, dance!!


Much love. Much much love,

13 comments:

Irish Gumbo said...

I would love to dance! (even though I resemble an elephant on roller skates, while dancing)

Merry Christmas and blessings to you and yours for the New Year!

Peace,
IG

Linda said...

Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year to you and your family.

Pam said...

We are blessed to count you among our friends. It has been a rough year, but I know that He Who began a good work in us, will complete it! May the coming year be one of fulfillment and joy to you and TMYL! Thank you for being our friends.

Bob said...

Merry Christ mas y'all. You've blessed us since we came to Texas three years ago. Celebrate the life that God gives us and we pray that His hand guides you.
bob and Cherie

darsden said...

you too girl big {hugs}

Cactus Jack Splash said...

Merry Christmas

Miss Emily said...

Merry Christmas, Janie! You and Steve have been one of the best parts of my year. You gave me the bestest surprise ever. Bill and I are so fortunate to have y'all for friends. We love you both.

Geo said...

What a wonderful post. Merry Christmas to you and your family, friends, loved ones, and readers.

Joanie M said...

Merry Christmas Janie! I love reading your stories with TMYL

Snooty Primadona said...

Okay, so perhaps I haven't been around as much as I would have preferred lately, but I'm still with you. Hope you and yours are having a wonderful Christmas. God Bless!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Merry Christmas sweet gal! You are a hoot..and I mean that in a very nice way! It is always a pleasure to read your blog :)

Sandy Kessler said...

extra special read-- I love reading about me - on to double digits

Vodka Mom said...

and a very, very merry one to you, my friend.

xoxox