Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Happy New Year !!!!

A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OF YOU AND ESPECIALLY TO MY FAMILY, FRIENDS AND READERS, DOWN UNDER IN NEW ZEALAND AND AUSTRALIA, WHO ARE ALREADY IN 2009.

This year has been *interesting*.

It's been a year of emotional turmoil, of coming to terms with stuff from my past and letting go. It ended with my husband losing his job due to the current economic climate.

I'm not sure what the coming year will bring. There is the hope of a possible new job for my husband, that will pay more and has great benefits. I have my fingers crossed!!

Whatever this new year brings, I am ready to meet it head on and with far more strength that I had in 2008.

My hopes for all of you, is that 2009 will be easier. That many of your dreams will be fulfilled. That for those of you facing difficulties, your way will be softened by the love and support of family and friends.

I leave you in 2008 with this song from Cliff Richard. It's called the 'Millennium Prayer' and he sang it at the Millennium celebrations in London. What happens at about 2.30 minutes into the song, always brings a lump to my throat.



See you all in 2009 !!!!

Karen

10 comments:

American in Norway said...

What a great video! Happy New Year! Best wishes for 2009!

Mrs4444 said...

That was beautiful. Thank you. Happy New year~ :)

SeaShore said...

Happy new year. I hope 2009 treats you well.

Domestic Executive said...

Happy 2009 from down under Karen. It's a beautiful sunny day so let's hope that you and your family get some bright rays to enjoy in the coming months.

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Happy New Year!

Ritch in Love said...

Have a Happy New Year!!

Jennifer said...

Happy New Year and lots of luck in '09!!

Sydney said...

I'm glad 2008 is over. Much happiness in 2009!

Jen B. said...

Wishing you a fabulous 2009!

Gramma 2 Many said...

What a beautiful video! I played it over and over so I could see the clip you mentioned. Not only is the little boy in the wheel chair, I think I saw a little Down's girl also. Brought tears to my eyes.
Happy New Year to you. I pray for a very blessed baggage free year for you and your family.