Happy New Year everyone!
this has been a fun time of reading people's reflections of 2006 so I thought I would share some of mine.
Its a bit worthy so feel free to skip this and just look at the crafty pics above...
I don't go into detail about the painful things in my life on the blog because you never know who is reading and although I trust YOU to keep things to yourself - it doesn't always work that way with other readers. Plus because of my job of being a Minister I have to both keep my opinions about certain situations to myself and also because a bad day could give you a warped idea of what it means to be in a church community.
There have been some painful times this year too, some really horrible stuff to do with working relationships that I can now draw a line under, something in my internet life which I didn't realise would cause huge problems but it did and I learned all over again just how fragile I can be...
But the good stuff, the good stuff far outweighs that. At one of my churches the tiny seeds of hope and new spiritual life are just peeking their heads. At the other new families coming have made such a difference and from me being almost the youngest we now have teenagers and babies, including Bethany our miracle baby.
At home my children have brought me such joy. I did think that by now I would be tearing my hair out as they are 14, 12 and 10. But although they have their moments they are really lovely most of the time! They even now clean and tidy their rooms and put their own clothes away (eventually). we have family meetings which can be frustrating but it has helped us iron out a few things.
And Phil continues to be awesome. Apart from when Bolton are losing...
I've got friendships that are deepening and growing. People who I know I can call on in an emergency - even if i don't think about it at the time. And I have God who somehow manages to keep faith with me even though I must drive him to distraction at times (and not just when Bolton are losing)
Crafty wise this year has scrapping (yes which I said I would never do), the beginning of the blogging and being part of the Daring cardmakers team which is such good fun. I love the excitment of seeing what we have come up with (we get a whole week to plan and play and panic) and then during the next week see what fabby things people come up with. Thanks to all who join in. And to those who haven't yet - go on, be brave!
as to 2007 - well I don't do new year's resolutions. But I hope to plan in more family time, more spiritual growth time, start an MA. And I can do that if i just stop faffing about so much!