Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Welcome 2008

Well, we made it through another one. Some years in the recent past o'mine have been hard & a complete relief to get through and leave behind. Others, like 2007 have been wonderful.

In late 2006 I moved to Georgia, and spent a blissful 2007 getting to know this area. It truly is a little piece of heaven. The rolling green hills, animals grazing, friendly people, and gentle climate are all a balm to my soul. 2007 was the year I began to attend church and I am now a Bible believing Baptist. So now there is peace in my soul. 2007 was the year I started writing for a daily newspaper, people stories that focused on happy things, and the year I photographed for the paper happy children doing cute and wonderful things. The simple life people live here is truly the best: a focus on family, community, and God.

In 2007 I added two stray kittens to my home and they both have been a blessing, even to Crabby Abby, who is coming around and last night began to play with them and with me again. I believe the kits are teaching Abby how to play and be a cat. Abby was a humane society rescue and at age two she never had learned to play or socialize with other people or fellow cats. And at age 7, now she is. It's never too late to teach an old cat new tricks.

This year I entered my first photographs and art in a gallery show, that was fun, and a big step for someone who does art but doesn't call herself an artist.

I have good health, friends, (though my best friend is back in Maine and I miss her wicked), a safe and pretty place to live, water, and food to eat. What else could a person want?

New to me this year:

My new home

additions to my family

My new eternal home

Happy New Year! What are you looking forward to?


maggiegracecreates said...

This is a beautiful post. I am glad you have all this new and centering peace around you. I love the photos you have shared here and in the paper.

Happy 2008 - I look forward to getting to know you even better this year.

Teresa a

Anonymous said...

Your "Quiet Life" has brought you sooo much Peace, Elizabeth! Sounds like you have certainly found Your Purpose in this Life!

Christie said...

Things I'm looking forward to include watching Henry grow, starting law school, and many cooking adventures with my husband.

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

What a wonderful window into your life! You have a real talent for writing, and photography, and I've had fun catching up on your daily posts--