Monday, December 31, 2012


 As this year comes to a close and a new one begins, I always reflect on the past few months.  There have been highs and lows - times on the mountaintop and times in the valley.  There have been smiles and laughter - tears and sadness.  Praise - and prayer.  Much prayer.  My word for this last year was Hope.  Little did I know when the year began how appropriate 'hope' would be for what came our way.  In the words of the old hymn, we found 'strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow'.  As we look forward to a new year that will begin in just a few, short hours, not only do we continue to hope - we continue to give thanks and offer prayer for the unknown that is ahead.
Our year brought new life. . .

And new beginnings. . .

Travels to see family far away. . .
And quiet moments at home.
Time with our daughter's family (and my dear, little mother). . .
And our son's family, too.

Work. . .
And play.
On the last day of the year I always remember the words of a song I used to sing a lot.  I think it sums it up pretty well - we've come this far by faith.
We've come this far by faith
Leaning on the Lord
Trusting in His Holy Word
He's never failed us yet
Oh, we won't turn back
We've come this far by faith
I wish you a very Happy New Year, dear friends.  We've come this far by faith - so, let's go forward by faith!


  1. I had so much fun reading this and seeing photos of your family and glimpses of your home. Happy and blessed New Year my dear friend. Love you!

  2. Thanks for sharing all of those pretty pictures. You mother looks good. Your post for the new word does not show up. :( Happy New Year! Blessings and Hugs ~

  3. I'm just now seeing this post! I really like how you pick out a word for the year. Best wishes for a delightful new year, LOL!

  4. Happy New Year to you. I see tea in our future too.

  5. Happy New Year to you Adrienne and liked your brief year's summary.

  6. Adrienne you are a Deligther. One who gives great pleasure to others and someone who makes a difference.
    I love that word. Great word to meditate on for the New Year.Have a great one!!

  7. Hi, I've enjoyed catching up with you a little through these pictures. I haven't done much blogging this past year and didn't know your daughter and her family had moved in with you!

    We had a bad year with a lot of deaths of family and friends, hoping this new year will be better!

    Happy New Year! May it be "Delightful!"



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