Dec 30, 2009

Happy Anniversary!

Today is my 29th wedding anniversary. Having an anniversary in late December has advantages and disadvantages. On the one hand, it's a good time to reflect, while we never go away for our anniversary because our kids are home for Christmas break.

So, in reflection, it's been a good year for our family. Especially when contrasted with last year, when I was dealing with a new job that required at least 60 hours per week dealing with difficult people, teaching early morning seminary, and having an employed husband for three months. Early into my new job,  I missed 6 weeks because I nearly died. Twice.

Looking back can be detrimental, especially if you become stuck in the past. But if you focus on the victories (survival was one last year), it provides strength for all the challenges of the future.

While I hope to never face a year like 2008, it prepared me to better face the blessings of 2009, and look forwards to 2010.

I wish for all of you the same, with a peaceful, happy, and blessed new year.


  1. Happy Anniversary! Today is my 3rd wedding anniversary. :)

  2. Happy Anniversary. Your blog sounds like this past year of your life would make a great novel.

  3. Wow Lynn here's to a great year for you...I intend to make this decade mine. The 70s and 80s were good to me; after that, not so much.

  4. Happy belated anniversary, Lynn! I'm glad you are still here to share your testimony and story of hope. Here's to a great year for you! hugs`

  5. Happy Anniversary.

    2006 was an extremely hard year for our family and 2007 was also hard, but they prepared us to be thankful for years that aren't so difficult.

    I look forward to your book coming out in 2010!


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