Wednesday, December 31, 2008


As I sit here thinking about how I'll be ringing in 2009, I bein to reflect on 2008. It was a year full of ups and downs for me. Especially the last few months being the worst. Really, that chunk of the year could disappear and I wouldn't complain, except for Chase's Birthday.
It's always bitter sweet to celebrate his birthday. I love watching him learn and grow. He's such a sweet young man, and I say "Young Man" because he is just no longer a baby. He looks so much more grown up than he did just 1 year ago, or even 6 months ago. And while I enjoy seeing him grow, I hate watching him grow up. He'll be grown before I know it. I hate the thought of him no longer being a baby. He'll always be my baby boy though.
I'm trying more to focus on the good things and the blessings, and sometimes I feel like I'm Job and that God is giving me all these trials to test my faith. But I'm not giving up on God or my faith.
My sister in Law and I were talking earlier about traditions for New Years Eve, if anyone is interested in reading, check out this link:

As we sat and talked about eating the 12 grapes and making 12 wishes for the new year, I said to her "I don't think I have 12 things to wish for" to that she replied, "I know what you want, and maybe it'll work if you wish the same wish over and over all 12 times" I sure hope so, cause really, I don't think about things I want too much, I'm by no means perfect but I do try to be always giving, almost to a fault. I do need to learn to take time for myself sometimes as well though.
As years go, this was not my favorite, but I'm hopeful that 2009 will bring much better times and more great memories.


  1. Oh Shannon, My mother in law from my second husband, I love her dearly, more now then when I was married to her son....she always tells me that everytime she sees or talks to me she thinks of Job...I don't really see it, cuz no matter how bad things get for me, I can always find something to laugh or smile about. I'm never DOWN for long.
    As you are eating your Grapes and making your wish over and over, I will pray for you. You certainly deserve a wonderful next year, and I know exactly what you are wishing for!

  2. Great blog, Shannon! I hope 2009 is very happy for you and your family!