Thursday, December 31, 2009

I am looking forward to the new year. I was born in 1955 so I will be 55 in a few weeks.   Somehow that seems to have a special meaning for me.  My favorite thrift store gives a 25% senior discount at that age.... yea!  2009 has been challenging and a year of CHANGE no doubt.  Not the change I would choose but I have to say my heart has been filled with so much gratitude for all that my life is blessed with.  Our business has come to a halt, due to the economy, and my husband has struggled with depression and feelings of worthlessness.  Men are so identified with how they provide for their families.  I, on the other hand, have had none-stop work this year and have been burning the candle at both ends.  I have a wonderful home, filled with memories and lovelies, that we may need to sell this upcoming year.  We sit on a beautiful location at the north end of Flathead Lake.   I have loved watching the ever-changing water as she reflects the beauty of the sky.  I am so thankful to have been  fortunate to raise my children in  a setting that most people see on a postcard.  I feel a twinge of sadness but at the same time such excitement to see the direction God will lead me in.  Because, as I look back through my ever changing life, one thing remains constant....the faithfulness of Gods care for me.  I HOPE your new year leads you to a greater understanding of Gods love for you through Jesus Christ.


  1. So well said Anita!
    I hope you will be able to stay in your home, but know if you have to leave, you will make a new home to fill with memories, and the thing that matters most you take with you!

    Wishing you God's abundance in the new year!!

  2. Anita ... I have experienced what you are going through (4 times - twice in one year) and I have to say that you have exactly the right attitude. God is faithful and he will be there to carry you through the really difficult days. I pray that the blessings you receive in 2010 outweigh any sadness. ~ Kathleen in WI

  3. You wrote, "I have loved watching the ever-changing water as she reflects the beauty of the sky." and I thought to myself, Anita is like the water, with her attitude toward change reflecting the peace and joy of her Lord.


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