Friday, December 26, 2008

HAPPY NEW YEAR!




Wishing you all a happy, healthy, and peaceful 2009!



We can't avoid it - time just keeps passing on as we spend our days doing whatever we do, and suddenly you're another year older! Today is my birthday and I can't understand just where the years went. I was a kid, then a teen, young adult, married, had children. They grew up and now I have four grandchildren! Where did the time go? I remember once when I was a young adult someone asking me what I wanted to do in my life and my response was "I wanted to live long enough to be a Grandma!" Voila! here it is, and I couldn't be happier! I felt then as I do now, the good purpose in life is to raise your children to be responsible adults, so that they will raise their children to be responsible adults, and the life cycle goes on.

I have a wonderful life and I have the Good Lord to thank for it. One thing I have learned in 2008 is that the world is not very different from the way it was in the Bible; many of the problems we face today are somewhat the same as then....and God has a plan for me (and you too, of course!) So I am going to spend a little of each day just listening; "Be still, and know that I am God".

Happy New Year, and may God Bless you!

Love,
Marilyn

7 comments:

Charmingdesigns said...

Happy happy Birthday!!! Your lampshade in your banner is just darling!!! Stay warm!! Laurie

a-cherubs-rose said...

I love visiting your blog. Your lamp shades are gorgeous - especially the one in your banner. Happy Birthday and best wishes for a new year.

bj said...

Thank you so much for coming by to see me today...and...
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! The day after Christmas is such a neat time to have a birthday. Almost as neat as mine...every body celebrates MY birthday...New Year's Eve...isn't that a hoot !!
That lamp shade in your header is absolutely to die for....
love, bj

Mary said...

Happy Birthday, Marilyn! Wishing you a joyful New Year. :)
xoxo,
Mary

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Happy birthday and many blessings for the new year!
:)

Michelle Palmer said...

Belated BIRTHDAY WISHES Marilyn!
Hope it was a lovely day~
Wishing you all that is wonderful in 2009!
Hugs!
Michelle

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Wishing you a very Happy New Year to Marilyn!

Hugs,
Maryjane