Thursday, January 17, 2008

a year of blogging...



I've just been looking back over the last year with gratitude in my heart for the bounteous blessings I've been given. I like to go back through my blog periodically, and read through old posts. I'm amazed at how much I can forget about in such a short amount of time. Oh how I wish my finite mind could recall every memory, every happy moment, every milestone, every epiphany, every thought, every bit of new knowledge, every emotion. But it can't, and that's why I'm glad I've documented so many of these things. I can't believe it's been a year since I started this thing. In retrospect, I'm able to see the growth that has taken place in so many ways; and at the commencement of a new year, I find myself feeling excited about it's opportunities. I have a wonderful husband, who is truly my best friend and soul mate; a beautiful, vivacious daughter; and I am surrounded by family members and friends whom I love and admire. John has been blessed with a great job - that holds a promising future - which has allowed us the blessing of owning a beautiful little home, in a quiet and safe neighborhood. Life is good, and I feel that it's only going to get better. I know that it imparts it's share of challenges and hardship; but these are the very things that help us grow; and which also assist in shaping our very being and character...
So here's to 2008 with all of it's goodness, excitement, and countless opportunities; but surely not without it's dull bleak moments, it's heartache, and it's ephemeral sorrows, too. Whatever it brings, you can most definitely count on me blogging all about it. So once again, here's to 2008, which also means- yet another year of blogging...

12 comments:

buddens said...

Love the comic! And love your blog! As long as you write, I'll read.

ahe said...

I am looking forward to another year of blogging as well!

Dad (aka Smokin' Piper from Heck) said...

This has been a most enjoyable daily destination for me this past year! Thank you for doing it, and I'm looking forward to this next year!

whoopi said...

you go girl!

John said...

What a year! Thanks for documenting so many great memories. I love you tons!

Sonja said...

Keep 'em coming Nicole! We love you! :D

Danielle said...

I always love reading your blog. I come here nearly every day. Not only do I love reading your blog so that I can keep updated on what my favorite three people in Arizona, but I'm always edified by your words. You have a wonderful talent for expressing yourself - and your testimony - so well, and it helps strengthen my own testimony, as well. Somewhere inside of you is a writer! And, being a writer, I hope you'll keep writing. Ruby is going to treasure reading these blog posts when she gets older.

Here's to another year of blogging!

Blessing to you all.

Kat & Steve said...

I'm the same way...I blog for myself just as much as for my friends and family. It's been fun to keep in touch with you this way!

Brooke said...

Here's to spending a majority of my time on the computer also!

diana rose said...

happy one year!

you've kept us all entertained for 2007, i'm looking forward to an entire year more!

Amber and Dallas said...

I must say... you are the best blogger! You are so eloquent with your wording and always have something positive and uplifting to say about something or someone. I have loved reading all your posts!!

BOWDENS said...

I love your blog! Wow...a whole year! You are giving me some inspiration because, you see, I just started this whole blogging thing! It's been great getting to know you. We need to get our girls together more often :)