Saturday, January 1, 2011

The Start of a FABULOUS New Year!

Call me naive. Call me an eternal optimist. Call me down-right stupid.  I don't particularly care.  But I've decided that 2011 is going to be a FABULOUS New Year!

 Down Right Living: Our New Year's Resolution is to CHOOSE to have a fabulous year!2010 was not my favorite of years by any stretch of the imagination.  I am 3 hours into this new year and I've decided that I am NOT going to have a repeat of last year.  Nope. Not me.  Not gonna happen. Nuh huh.

As I took stock of 2010 and began forming the goals for this upcoming year I realized that I had sacrificed last year by doing all the  nasty, icky, hard-to-do framework that will be necessary to make this year a good one.

Sure, in 2010 we spent about 6 weeks in the hospital, and numerous other days talking to doctors and specialists.  But in 2011 we will FINALLY be getting our heart surgery, and progressing down that road of recovery which will include a much happier, healthier, and more active little Jacob in our lives. Yay!

Yes, 2011 will have it's ups and downs but the experiences from the last 2 months have taught us to be better prepared both emotionally, and physically for what the next several months will bring.

Plus, I've never been the sort of person who lays back and lets life 'happen' to me.  I seem to have a tendency to run after it, catch it, and mercilessly beat it into submission until it bends to my every whim and desire.  KC often refers to me as a charging bull. 

Either way you look at it, I CHOOSE not to freak out this year.  I CHOOSE to make this year a FABULOUS one filled with joy, excitement and a sense of awe and wonder at each and every one of the blessings Heavenly Father sends our way. 

Thank you everyone for the love, support, words of encouragement, and numerous acts of service you have sent our way in 2010. In spite of it all, we have been truly blessed by each of you  and are privileged to call you family and friends. 

I hope that 2011 is just as fabulous for all of you as I'm SURE it will be for us!


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Summers Family said...

Michael and I discussed this same thing last night! We feel that overall 2010 sucked and we plan on 2011 being much better.
Here's to a better year and a great decade of learning and loving!

Patty Cady said...
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Patty Cady said...

If anyone can "will" a fabulous year, it's you babe...and no one deserves it more!