Friday, December 30, 2011

What a Difference a Year Makes~

The view out the back door in our home in Redmond...miss that!
 As I look back on 2011, there have been a lot of changes in my life...

1. My hubby getting a new job
2. Selling our home in Redmond
3. Buying a home in Lebanon
4. Adjusting to my hubby's graveyard shift
5. Learning I was going to be a grandmother to twins in 2012
6. Missing my daughter and son & his wife in Redmond & my wonderful friend, Melody
7. Meeting a new friend, Sonya & reconnecting with old friends
8.  Leaving a church family I loved; still not settled in a church here
9.  Back surgery & it's ups & downs
10. Still working on the ME part of my life...what do I want to do?

I'm sure if I thought about it long enough, I could come up with a whole lot more!  But isn't that just life?  Each & every one of us in this world has ups & downs...changes that are good, some bad, & some that just take getting used to.  I know that for myself, I keep evaluating what I am leaving as a legacy for my family.  Sometimes I just don't do things the way others think I should. I fail at "not being like my mother".  I want to have a joy in life that flows from within me and is apparent to others, even my family.  Do you ever feel that way?

Ahhhh a new year, full of promise, full of hope, full of blessings, full of some sorrow...  What do you think of when you think of a new year approaching?  Is it just about the New Year's resolutions or does it go deeper?  I know, for me, I need to reconnect with God and church this year.  I want to have a deeper relationship with my hubby and kids; which are good right now, but I want great, with each one of them.  I want to be the best grandmother I can be.  Other than those things...well, I'm still working on that.  I trying to find "ME". 


Unknown said...

Well isnt this a sweet and inspirational reminder to everyone that we all need to reconnect with ourselves! Beautifully said dear Cindy! I agree with you 100% Again then, A Happy New year!


Old Time Cindy said...

I believe we are constantly trying to connect with who we truly are and always improve upon it. Nice post. May you be blessed in 2012 and beyond.

My Beautiful World said...

So nice to meet you just found your beautiful blog and so happy I did. I have enjoyed looking around and I'm now following you, if you find a spare minute hope you visit me sometime and follow back so nice to meet new friends. Sending you special wishes for a wonderful New Year I’m looking forward to keeping in touch in 2012.
Always Wendy

Sonya Badgley said...

Ohhh dear Cindy,I think if most people were honest and really thought about it, they would admit that they are where you are. Or have been at some time in their life. I don't make new year's resolutions. But I do wonder what 2012 will bring. I think our relationship with God is a neverending process. I pray that you will find a church home too.
I thank the Lord for our friendship, Cindy. I KNOW HE is the one that brought us together! :)
Praying that this new year will bring you that joy that can only be given from the Lord.
Hugs and blessings,

Lisalulu said...

Dear friend, I only hope for more happiness for you this 2012, TWINS will certainly do it!! hope you are still up and feeling healthy! I admire your spirit! and long for the day we can move. I am being VERY POSITIVE that it will happen this year! and soon!!!!

Michelle said...

You will love having twin Grand Babies. I have twin girls and they have been a great joy in my life. Tell mom to get plenty of rest, She won't get any after they are born.The first year I thought I was running on fumes.LOL

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Cindy,
I think that who we are is always there~But, when we go through changes like moves, all of a sudden, new and exciting parts of us come to the forefront and we move through new experiences.

You are always an inspiration to so many of us~Wishing you the happiest New Year ever--and I wonder if hubby knows you'll have to be doing major shopping for those beautiful babies! lol

Anonymous said...

It's good to reflect and see how we can improve ourselves. Sounds like you've been through a lot of changes this year, which is enough to throw life off it's axis. I hope 2012 is a great year for you.

Thanks for adding me to your sidebar. I just added you to mine too.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Wow, you did have a big year! I just take the year as it comes and I'm happy for today, it's a good day, I can't look ahead because it will make me anxious. If your daughter has any problems making the bouquet be sure to have her email me. It is hard to make a mistake because it is so perfectly imperfect and you can pin it into the Styrofoam before you glue it. Good luck