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You have to go to them sometimes."
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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Happy New Years & Happy Friday Pretties!!!

Happy, Happy 
I thank God for every year of my life.
I am grateful for every Breath.
Every Day.
Every Moment.
Every Year is a Gift
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But, I am also happy to ring in a new year.

(My Mom, at my house last year, celebrating the New Year)
2010 was hard.
There were many memories made, 
most of them bitter-sweet.
But, I am grateful for the sweet times, 
and for the hard times 
because, that is what strengthens
each one of us. 

My life is blessed.
God has given me an amazing family,
along with amazing sister-like friends.
Most of all, He has given me 
His promise of 
Eternal Life.
I WILL be with my Mom again, 
and next time we are together
we will never have to say good-bye.

Who could ask for more?

It has almost been a year since 
I started this blog.
A Lot has happened.

I wonder what this year hold?
I think that it is best that we don't know.
It's the Journey...
And, I'm excited to see what is next.

Have a wonderful, Joy-Filled
Safe and Fun
New Year's Eve.
And, the Best Year Ever in

Much Love & Many Prayers!!!


It's me said...

It is the Journey........ BE=eutiful words my dear Joyce,,,and what a amazing post !!...i really love to read this.......i hope we stay blogfriends for a long long time !! i love you really ..you are a piece of the best things from 2010 !! really you are...i am so glad i found you....love love love you darling........xxxxxx....and now i must sleep mit is almost 2 o'clock in the morning here.......



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It's me said...

I mean Beautiful......sorry that must be the sleep in my eyes !!!

birdie blue said...

happiest of new year wishes to you, dear joyce. may you receive many blessings in the coming year.


koralee said...

Oh sweet friend...first off I adore your new look....so PRETTY!

Second.....thank you for your sweet friendship this past year...what a blessing you have been to me.

Sending you blessings of hope...promise...contentment and oodles of delight for 2011! xoxoxo

The Tablescaper said...

Hold onto those sweet memories of your Mom as you soar in 2011.

- The Tablescaper

My Grama's Soul said...

Hello friend.....I have a sign in my kitchen that says "EMBRACE THE JOURNEY"....I think that is the most important thing....don't you??



tori said...

beautiful words, beautiful pictures, beautiful ladies, beautiful post! Have a wonderful New Year!

KATHY said...

Beautiful words, and beautiful pictures!!I wish you, and your family a very Happy New Year.


Tina said...

A beautiful post Joyce. It has been such a big year for you and your family. I wish you the most wonderful New Year and a 2011 filled with smiles and fabulous times. I look forward to sharing it with you. Hugs to you dear sweet Joyce ~ Txx

Leslie said...

what a perfect ending post!!!! Happy new year!

Casa Bella said...

What a great post! Happy new Year to you!

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Happy New Year to you!
I can't wait to see what
the new year holds for all
of us in blogland.

Have a wonderful day,
Stephanie ♥

koralee said...

Hi sweet friend...I made an oops today...so busy with all this holiday stuff..forgot about friday pretties...forgive me. I will be back at it next Friday...I promise. xoxoxoxoxo

Farm Girl said...

Well, Joyce, all I can say is you have had a very full year. I am thankful that you have a new year before you.
I will leave you with this thought:
Trust God---your times are in His hands..."Oh, satisfy us early with Your mercy,
that we may rejoice and be glad all of our days!"
Psalm 90:14
I rejoice in that you can rejoice.
Many,many blessings in this New Year.

Everlasting Blooms said...

Blessings to you in this New year! Wishing you wonderful new memories in 2011 :)

~ xoxo to you my blog friend!

pollydove said...

I love your wonderful attitude Joyce! I had a tough year too in different ways - here's wishing a better 2011 for all parties involved! You are just a doll and it has been fun getting to know you this year.

Happy New Year! xoxo

Paula said...

Happy New Year, Miss Joyce... may this one be the best ever for you!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

What a beautiful post Joyce. Happy New year to you and your family :-)

Gloria said...

A very beautiful post, dear Joyce!
Straight from your heart. The best kind of post! :) YOur new blog banner is very pretty!!!

May God bless you with comfort & joy in your journey for the coming New Year! Thank you for the reminder that it is the joy & tears that make up all of the "journey" God wants us each to experience in this life. Thank you for your friendship, kindness and warm heart you have shown to me. I appreciate the time you take to bring a bit of joy to all of your readers.

xoxo Gloria

Cheryl said...

Happy New Year, Joyce. Your family is beautiful...thank you for sharing the photos. So sorry about your Mom. Wishing you a happier 2011 and looking forward to visiting you on your blog often.
~Cheryl at My Sister's Cottage

Amanda said...

Oh, it has been a year indeed! I look forward to seeing what continues in your life, Joyce. The Lord is so good and is sovereign over all our own plans and desires. It's been too long since I've said hello! Thanks for continuing coming by my blog. I hope you have a spectacular week!

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