Friday, December 31, 2010

No Man Is a Failure Who Has Friends.

As I take the time to reflect on a year rapidly coming to a close, many memories come to mind.  Lots of great happenings to ponder on, yet some circumstances I'd rather forget.  Of all the matters that life placed in my lap this year, there is one word that stands out among them all.  And that word is...

Throughout the past year, I've been blessed with a community of people who truly know what it means to care.  These friends are the ones who:

-say they will pray for you, 
and then they really do.

-ask how you're doing, 
then actually stick around and listen for the answer.

-remember that your husband is out of town, 
so they bring dinner and keep you company.

-you can send a text message to at any time of the night, 
and know that they aren't bothered.

-ask for forgiveness when they know they've unintentionally said something to offend you,
instead of brushing the issue under the carpet. 

-see mint chocolate at the grocery store and buy it for you, 
because they remember it's your favorite.

-are, you know, the "real deal."

I've had many friendships in my past that I certainly value and for which I am thankful.  But the friends my family and I gained in 2010 are ones that will be forever cherished.  My prayer for 2011 is that I can become more and more of a gift to these people like they've been to me...

See you next year!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Wordful Wednesday

Two years ago tomorrow, God blessed us with this priceless Christmas gift.  
I'm so thankful for my rowdy little boy who daily keeps my nerves frazzled but my heart full.  
The bond between a boy and his mama is simply magical.  
Happy Birthday, my buddy!  
I love you so incredibly much...


Monday, December 13, 2010

Snow Much Fun!

Listening to seasonal songs, such as Walking in a Winter Wonderland, Let it Snow, and White Christmas, while watching actual snow fall from the sky is definitely the exception in Tennessee instead of the rule.  But just yesterday, a wintry weather system came through and blanketed our area with several inches of the beautiful white stuff.  It was a big deal to us Southerners to be able to look out our windows, past the reflection of our twinkling tree lights, and see peaceful flakes falling most of the day and night.  Call it an early Christmas gift for which my family of four is quite thankful!