Thursday, December 31, 2009


Happy New Year Everybody and Welcome to my Blog!

I begin this post with a picture of my hubby who celebrated his 60th birthday tonight.

Yes, I fortunately married a New Year's Eve Baby.

So, the end of each year brings joy to our home.

2009 was a difficult year in many ways but especially relating

to my husband losing his job 01/09/09.

Finances fluctuated
Stress levels soared

Exhaustion enveloped my life

However, God supplied

December brought a beautiful wedding
and a daughter into our family.

And now an opportunity to celebrate 60 years of life

It wasn't too long ago that we couldn't see this day

As we journeyed through Mark's illness and transplant.

But here we are: Celebrating God's Goodness

This year we chose a quiet family dinner.

Melissa had to work so it was just the 5 of us

But it was a great night.

On the menu

Sparkling Cider

Filet Mignon

Veggie Salad

Twice Baked Mashed Potatoes

And Dessert

Individual/Mini Angel Food Cakes
(And yes, I prepared and cooked all the food)

With a choice of four different Haagen Dazs Ice Creams

Cherry Vanilla worked just fine for me

But the Carmel Chocolate Cone

Was good too.

One last 2009 photo with our precious granddaughter

And another year comes to an end.

Where 2010 takes us

Well, I have no idea but I know that wherever we go

God goes with us.

Our family motto:

Through It All: FAITH!!

Peace and God's Best Blessings for you and yours in 2010

Thanks for becoming my bloggy friends

I plan to see more of you in 2010.

Considering 2010 with JOY,



  1. Happy birthday, Mark! And kudos on the yummy food, Cindy.

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  3. Cindy, I had to delete my previous comment as I made an error!

    Thank you for your visit to my blog and your sweet words. I responded to you there but wanted to come here and visit too. I've not been visiting too much once the fall hit. I'm looking forward to picking back up now that the holidays are over.

    I look forward to seeing what God has in store for us in 2010. I'm blessed to know you!!

    I had started in 2002 to "summarize" what God was doing. I felt like 2002 was the year that I began to step out of the path of religion to find relationship, though I had been following Him since 1980. So what I did before letting go was to summarize the good of the journal entries. I deleted all records of wrongs, (things that I had listed that had hurt me) and kept all the good, (words God had spoken, places of restoration, revelation, etc). I also left the struggles I had found in my walk into believing Him. I felt like the struggles were part of the good as they revealed the victory God won in our wrestling matches.

    I was HARD to let go... yet I knew it was what He asked of me. I'm not saying He's asking of everyone.. just me.

    There was something that about it that I knew was releasing me and those I love. I can't explain it.

    God will make it clear to you if this is something He desires for you to do... It was the right time for me. I felt it in my bones!

    I am working on writing down my journey into grace. It's what got me to go back and revisit the journals in the first place. I wanted to remember what He had done. In the process I was forced to revisit things I had forgiven. It was then I knew that I could no longer keep a record of wrongs... as neither did He.

  4. Happy New Year Cindy! I am so glad to have visited...cause now I am a hungry girl who wants to sit up at your table and enjoy this meal with you!

  5. Cindy, Once again your words at my blog bless me. Thank you!

    I started my journey into grace tonight with my first post... sure hope I don't run out of words or bore people to death! lol

    Loved your visit as usual!


Hi Friend, I read and cherish every single comment you leave! You bring Joy to my heart! Blessings, Cindy