Sunday, 31 December 2017

Ring Out The Old Year!

Well ...here we are in the last hours of 2017 & I have to say I'm ready to usher it out the door because it hasn't been one of our best. We've faced quite a few challenges at the Meares' Madhouse this year, work-wise & financially ... Did I mention that I really hate having to be a grown up?! ... & emotionally. We had to say a final goodbye to my gorgeous Grandma, a precious friend from our time in Bourke & a number of the residents of the retirement village where I work in my grown up job. And adding to that list in the last few days was news of the sad passing of fellow designer & gorgeous human being, Rosie Dekker.

However ... It's also been a year where through those things above ... Perhaps even because of them ... I've been reminded that I am surrounded by supportive, encouraging, loyal friends & a loving family, not to mention a Heavenly Father who has helped & strengthened us every step of this challenging year.

So ... Even though it's been a difficult year & we're pretty happy to see its end, I can honestly say that as it winds down ... I feel exceeding blessed!

Thank you to all of you, my lovely blogging buddies, for the richness you've added to my year. I look forward to sharing more creativity, laughs & real life craziness with you in 2018. :0)

I tend not to make New Years resolutions, but would like to share a Celtic Blessing with you for the new year about to start.

May love & laughter light your days,
And warm your heart & home.
May good & faithful friends be yours
Wherever you may roam.
May peace & plenty bless your world,
With joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons 
Bring the best for you & yours.

From me & mine to you & yours ...

HAPPY NEW YEAR FOR 2018!!


BEAR HUGS!

KRIS

9 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

Happy new year......

Janice said...

Happy New Year Chris! We still have 12 hours to go before we see new years. Tonight it will hit -42C and we are going to friends for a fondue!

Sharmayne said...

Bear Hugs back to you Kris and prayers that 2018 is a productive, profitable and blessed year for you and your hubbie! Working in a retirement village is like an extended family to a degree - I used to work in a couple of them about 10 or more years ago when I decided to train to become a nurse and figured I should work as an assistant whilst learning!

Jindi's Cottage said...

Happy New Year!

I am said...

Happy New Year to you and your lovely family Kris xx

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Happy New Year to you and GB my precious friend ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Janice said...

Happy New Year to you both.

Fiona said...

Happy New Year....

Hugz

Judy S. said...

Happy New Year, Kris! Are you doing OPAM again?

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