Tuesday, December 30, 2008

A New Year

As a new year approaches I think it's pretty natural for all of us to reflect back on the old one. There have been years for me that have been difficult and sad and very hard to get through. There are a fair amount of folks who can say 2008 wasn't great, in fact it was pretty bad. Some years seem to pass by uneventfully. And there are years of great joy. It's obvious that this has been one of those for our family. I originally wanted to post some pics that summarized our year, but instead decided to simplify and choose one. The above photograph of me and our funny, sweet and loving little boy sums it all so well. Happy New Year! May it bring you great joy! I hope 2009 is good to you.

21 kind words:

OH MY #6 said...

It is perfect. Absolutely, perfect.

2008 was awesome for me. I got to know you.

2009 is looking pretty fine from where I sit. I hope it is the same for you.

Love and friendship....Lea

amy said...

Hope this next year is amazing for you

The Morris Family said...

Oh Gail! That picture is so beautiful! Sending you all our best for a New Year full of abundant blessings and peace!
Hope you all had a terrific time in the Windy City!

Chris and Deb said...

What a sweet post Gail! Wishing you and your sweet family all the best in 2009 too!

Steffie B. said...

So love this post.....and I understand that I am going to meet you in May at the Photography workshop???? A little birdie told me so! I'm so excited!!!


Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Love this picture..
Have a Happy New Year..
Hugs girly..

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

I love this picture and I think it sums up your year perfectly!!

Happy New Year....I am so glad our paths have crossed this year.....hoping 2009 brings us many special moments!!


Story of our Life said...

How perfect, Gail.

Sending my love to you for another perfect year!!

Love, Gala

Dita said...

Love the picture. May 2009 be even more wonderful for all 4 of you.

Happy New Year!

Gail said...

The picture is beautiful Gail.
Happy New Year.

China Dreams said...

Here is wishing that 2009 brings good health and good times to you and your beautiful family.

Truly Blessed! said...

Love the picture.

Yes, 2008 was a wonderful year for some of us (the fortunate ones, who were united with our children, for instance!), yet hard for so many in our country.

Oh how I pray that 2009 will be a year of speed ups in the China IA program, so all those waiting will experience the same joy we have in the coming year.

Have a wonderful, blessed New Year!

Alyson and Ford said...

Love the picture!
Your Grace is a beauty, enjoyed catching up on your posts.
Best wishes for a wonderful New Year!!
Alyzabeth's Mommy of 106 days!!
LID 01/27/06
Forever Family Day 09/16/08

jennifer said...

What a sweet picture.

Happy New Year!!

LaLa said...

Perfect picture to sum it up...hope 2009 brings you as much joy!!

redmaryjanes said...

Happy New Year to you my dear friend. I hope it brings you great joy as your son opens up more and more. Sons sure do love their Mommas.

Anna Grace`s Jie Jie said...

Happy New Year!!!! Such beautiful pictures!!!

Oatsvall Team said...

love the picture and hope 2009 brings amazing joy and love for your whole family ... so glad we are blogging buddies now !!!

kris said...

oh that picture is PERFECT... perfect. here's to another wonderful year for you and your family!


I came across your blog via another and I just had to tell you how interesting and sweet it is!!
Happy New Year!!

Steffie B. said...

oooooooo....me likey the new blog! ;)

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