Tuesday, December 28, 2010

tis the season for kindness and forgiveness

let the reindeer games begin!

Just a few shots of what I've been up to over the holidays.

We went to Snowflake lane in Bellevue

it was a beautiful night!

snowflake lane twinkle twinkle

sharon, jeanine and corky at our christmas party

My sisters and me

Merry Christmas Molly, Her new VW!

My babys!

Yep thats Warren Moon behind me, checking ME out at snow flake lane! :} haha!
Well it's been a roller coaster of a year for me, the good the bad and the ugly. This year had it all including the sad. The good would DEFINATELY have to be our big trip to Texas at the end of September! The bad, well the economy of course, being in retail these past couple of years has been MORE than just a challenge! The ugly, mmm rough times with the fam, the oh so disfunctional fam! And the sad would definately be losing my mom right before Christmas.
Reflecting now on the whole year it has probably been one of the toughest in my 46 years on this earth, but through it all I tried to always remember to look at the glass half Full and in the end I'm so glad the little voice inside my head kept telling me "everything happens for a reason". The pain and agony of sybling rivalry the aging and chronic illness of a parent, the struggles of friendships and just the everyday sh*#t that we All have to deal with!
I've learned alot through it all, the pain and anguish has taught me to give forgiveness to those I've been denying, to not sweat the small stuff, to hug and tell my children and the ones dearest to me how much I love them and that random acts of kindness can change someones life! It's changed mine! I am so thankful for it all, the good the bad, the ugly and the sad it has made me much more sensitive to other peoples problems and so much more thankful for what I DO have then what I don't!
Happy New Year to all of you!
I Love you and I wish you a Kind and forgiving new Year!


Junebug Furniture and Design said...

We are so sorry to hear the loss of your mom. We hope you are taking some time to treat yourself kindly.From my losses, in the months and years to come it doesn't hurt as much.
We pray that you can go in the direction of your dreams this year.
Wishing you a bright New Year. Glad & Celia

A Cottage Muse said...

So sorry to hear about your Mom. I envy your strength and thank you for your thoughtful post today.

Wishing you much happiness in 2011!

Anonymous said...

Dear Amy

You seemed to be looking in my heart when you wrote your post :)
I am sorry to hear about your Mom. My mom also passed right before Christmas ( 8 yrs ago ) after 15 years of suffering from early onset Alzheimers. My family dynamics still suffer from decisions that were made during that time. And siblings that just couldn't cope. What can you do , huh? Forgiveness is the only option but not an easy one.
Here's to a New Year - God's blessings be with you in 2011

Angela said...

Sorry to hear about your Mom. It does get easier. Hope you have a wonderful 2011!

Ormolulu said...

Amy, I'm so sorry about your mom--the holidays are bittersweet enough without a huge loss like that. So much of what you revealed had me thinking "ditto", "ditto" and "ditto." We are truly all in this together, and it's been a rough year for many. You're a cheerful, beautiful person (inside and out), and I loved your post!

Looking forward to a much better 2011!!!

xo ~ Debi

Rebecca said...

Sorry to hear about your mom-sounds like a rough time for you. Glad that you can look at the glass half full-that's tough to do-Best Wishes for 2011! Love the doggies!

Splendiferous Girls said...

So sorry to hear of your mothers...Hope this new year brings you huge amounts of blessings.

Suzann said...

I am so sorry to hear about your mom
I love your Christmas pictures looks as though you had a very nice one.

I hope your New Year is wonderful!


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