Thursday, January 1, 2009

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!'s the first day of 2009 already. the last year seemed to fly by, didn't it? i know there were many challenges in 2008, both globally and here at home, but all in all, if we woke up today on the right side of the dirt, it's all okay. here is what i'm grateful for today...

this is tim. he's a wonderful husband, partner, dad, friend, and person. i get to kiss him every day. lucky, right?!

then there's rosie (see last post). i get to be her mom, which is awesome. i learn from her every day.

zach is 15, a high school freshman, and my stepson. that should tell you a lot. he and i have a unique relationship, as anyone with experience in blended families knows. my tolerance, patience, and capacity to love have all been developed by having him in my life.

my family is incredible. i am grateful that my parents and sisters live nearby. i adore my beautiful nieces. i will post more about these people in the future.

i am fortunate enough to work in a career that i love. it comes with many challenges, but when i focus on the kids and that i'm there to serve them, it all works out. they are fantastic.

i have a wonderful circle of friends. many have been with me for a long time. i am blessed by their friendships.

i have some furry children (lucy, molly, and scout) who bring me joy. i'd have more if it wouldn't cover our entire home with fur.

i am healthy, living in a lovely home, and today i feel great. 2009 is off to a great start! for you all, i wish for peace, love, joy, and prosperity in the coming year.


  1. I am so glad to call you my friend!! You are dear to me and I hope we get to see each other in 2009!! Hugs and kisses to you and your beautiful family!!

  2. Dear Donna,

    Heres to you beautiful friend and your wonderful family...

    May this year bring unexpected laughter, tender grace and love that grows and grows and never stops growing,

    Happy new year,

    Love and light, Maithri

  3. A positive disposition really makes a great difference on how to start a great year. I can feel your grateful heart in your posts. God bless your family and your career.

    Happy New Year!

  4. I am so jealous! Let's trade lives!