"I complain that the years fly past, but then I look in a mirror and see that very few of them actually got past."~ Robert Brault

Happy New Year!! It seems to me that 2009 has been a rough year in many ways: unemployment, illness, family problems, *(and the list goes on!) but there has been so much to be grateful for as well. We have a wonderful family, we've been pretty healthy, the Church is still true and in general, life is a happy time for all of us.

My hopes for 2010 includes more time with Mark, our family and especially the precious little grandkiddoes we already have - and enjoying a brand new little girl who will arrive sometime in May. Also to continue to be blessed by the gift of Primary - I love and appreciate the opportunity I have to be with some of the most outstanding leaders and teachers in our ward (you know who you are - -love you!), and especially our Primary children. There truly is a spirit there that you won't find anywhere else. I honestly believe that if the Savior came to church, he'd check in at the Bishop's office and then head down to the Primary room to be with the kids. I am so thankful that I still get to be a part of Primary in our ward. Other things? A visit to see my parents in Alberta, a Mason reunion in Missouri - -and who knows what else? Hopefully a new house that we can love and never have to move again.

I just know that I am richly blessed, I am utterly grateful and can't wait to see what happens next. Except on my face, of course!! (*see above quote!) Ha!


Suzanne said...

Happy New Year! It sounds like you have much in the works and to look forward to. I think you're right -- Primary is where the action is. So much fun and love in that organization! My favorite spot is in the nursery. Love that calling and those itty-bitty kiddos! Primary chorister is great too. Several months ago I was called to be the Gospel Doctrine teacher. Oh my lands ... I begged the bishop to put me in the nursery instead. Didn't happen. Dang it!

Jill said...

I would LOVE for my kids to be in your Primary! Do you think that would be much of a commute?

Emily said...

A Mason reunion in Missouri?? WHERE?? If you'll be anywhere near us I'll be sure to hop in the car to come say hi :)
Hope this year is a good one for you! And I really hope you recover quick. Love you, and I'm thinking of you!!

Cammie said...

Here's to a wonderful New Year!

Carrie Page said...

What a lovely thought! I've been trying to hold on to as many moments as I can this last year with Tessa before she starts school. I love the fact that they don't really go anywhere. Thank you for that! I hope 2010 is a wonderful for you!

BTW, so excited that Nat (I'm assuming that's who you were talking about) is having another girl! Yay! Congrats Grandma.

Ok, one more thought...I LOVE the new Primary song about the Savior. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it! I love Primary too.