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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Thankful Thursday 2009 - What a year!

Wow, this has been a crazy year. It started off simple enough, I had my usual winter blues and started blogging in January. I met a wonderful group of people and developed some lovely friendships. I appreciate each and every one of you so very much! When we tragically lost Duke you all were there with your kind and encouraging words. THANK YOU! From the bottom of my heart. It has been a struggle (and it feels silly because Duke was "just" a dog, but he was so much more!) but with the new puppies and finding out we are expecting our second child, I have a new found joy. I hope to be back in full blogging force soon! I have so much to blog about now. I am so thankful for everything in my life. I really have had no good reason to be "down" but sometimes it just sneaks in there and surprises us. I am thankful I have the Lord to hold me and guide me through everything. Without Him, I would surely be in big trouble. Here is to 2009, a year of losses and gains and many lessons and new things learned. And here is to looking forward to 2010, a new year and God only knows what it holds for our lives. But one thing is certain, HE will be the main focus as my family ventures through it.

12 comments:

COUNTRY MOM said...

Ali, I am sorry for the loss of Duke. He was a special part of your family. I am Thankful things are going so well for you now.

Thank You for being a part of my blog. I look forward to another year of blogging with you... Thank You for your Prayers. It means so much to me... I pray for another blessing.

I look forward to hearing your pg updates and seeing more pics:)I pray you have the best pregnancy and healthy baby. When is your first appointment? Can't wait to hear all about it. Have the best New Year. Much Love and Blessings, Audrey

Ter said...

I'm glad your year is ending on a good note!

Come to my blog after midnight tonight and see the BIG CHANGE!

(I see you're on twitter and am going to double check to see if I'm already following you. If not, I'm @waaoms)

Ter said...

oops the twitter button says you don't exist!

jrosey said...

Very well said! Best wishes for 2010...sure to be an exciting year for you! :)

Kristen said...

My best wishes for the new year....and you always make such cute headers!!!

Kelly said...

Happy New Year! I look forward to your more regular postings...I've missed you!

Hugs!

pam said...

Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

Dusty Devoe said...

Losing one of our four legged babies is so hard. WOW! Another baby! How exciting. Wishing you a wonderful NEW year! I've missed you.

Kritter Keeper said...

i get that way too ali, just mild depression and the lack of sunlight for me...blogging is wonderful and i am so thankful too for all of the great buddies i have met including you!!! i know the heart ache of losing your duke...it will get better, you;ll see. so glad you have 2nd one in the oven ;)...have a joyful and happy 2010!

King J's Queen said...

Congratulations on your exciting new baby news! And, my condolences on the loss of your special doggie, Duke. Wishing you many blessings for 2010!

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

I hope 2010 is a wonderful year for you!

Yaya said...

Duke. :(

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