A New Year

  My family, both immediate and extended, are very close.  We are close relationally and logistically and share in the high and lows.  The past two years have been full of them....
Cancer victory and cancer defeat
Wedding vows said and wedding vows ended
Giving children wings to grow and watching children struggling with their demons
Hearts full of joy and hearts broken
Smiles and laughter, tears and rage
Despite it all I realize the blessing in it all.  The blessing is that I am standing here today stronger than yesterday and excited about what will come this year.
My word for this year is intentional.  I want to be intentional in my relationships, my mothering, my photography, caring for myself and others, and my blogging .  I welcome 2011.  I pray that it is everything that I need and that this year is everything you need .  Stay warm.