~MY BELOVED IS MINE~
Dear Friends in Blogland~
With a full and grateful heart my family and I would like to wish you a Very Merry Christmas. I'm sooo looking forward to spending more time with my children, my Miss K and my Mr. AGPMan as we celebrate together the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
This year has literally flown by for us and in just a few days we will welcome another New Year. Before I sign off for 2011 I want to take just a few moments to thank you once again for the friendships and kindnesses you've blessed me with over the past twelve months. I'm more grateful than I can say for your listening ear as I've shared with you the good and not-so-good in my life.
~WHAT WE DO BEST~
I will remember 2011 as a year of change and new beginnings. My Mr. AGPMan continues working on his degree program and come November he will graduate and complete an education goal he set for himself many, many moons ago. The hours of classwork and study-time have been grueling and difficult at best to travel through for both of us. But, just as we have faced all the challenges since marrying in 1978, we are focused on finishing the course and collecting our prize... I've been so thankful for God's peace during these past several months and blessed to be given such an awesome man to love.
I continue to love my work and towards the end of the year found some renewed joy in my painting and handwork. I'm looking forward to tackling the Photoshop Software Program given to me earlier this year, even though I must admit I'm a tiny bit scared. I'm no computer guru, mind you! But, at the same time I consider myself a risk-taker... I don't want to reach the end of my life and wish I'd tried new things...
My Father's health has remained about the same although my FIL's condition has drastically declined. My aging Momma continues to press on and I'm thankful she is doing as well as she is. We do not know what the New Year will bring, we are only praying for God's grace, love and peace to carry us as it always has...
My children are doing great and my little Miss K (who is nine now) is thriving. They remain my greatest earthly joy. (I'm secretly hoping another sweet little grandbaby will make their way into our hearts in the near future...but that's a BIG God-thing!)
Just like last year I'll be taking at least the next ten to fourteen days off to enjoy my home, family and to recoup a bit from a busy, busy year. I'm more than tired and need some time to gather up a few loose ends and just enjoy my life while doing a little LESS...
Thank you again for your faith in me and my work and for sharing your hearts and lives with me in return.
Merry Christmas to you all and Happy New Year.
I wish for you good things.
Only good things.
(HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JESUS!
We are celebrating and honoring you!)
Love to you...
(and my Mr. AGPMan, too!)