Monday, January 2, 2012

A Long Awaited Wish Fulfilled

In the final hours of 2011 we were blessed with the opportunity to fulfill a wish my husband has had for many years.  He very much wanted another visit with his Godmother.  However, she lives far away from us.  A few weeks ago, we received a Christmas letter from her stating that she would be visiting her son in our state over Christmas.  We were delighted and began Googling the son's possible address and phone number.  We found him and were able to set up a visit for New Year's Eve. 

We had a lovely visit.  The girls were ecstatic to find out that we were visiting a horse farm.  They loved meeting the three horses.

Whoops! The horse had just about kissed Little Red Ridinghood.
But as I clicked the shutter, he popped out of the picture.

I am so glad we were able to make this trip and fulfill my husband's wish.  I can't think of a nicer way to finish up 2011. 

I have been thinking a lot about my theme word for 2012.  My word last year was calm. We made great progress with that word.  Our household is definitely more calm.  The majority of words that came to mind for this year were utilitarian words ~ organize, priority, relationships, regulation, and margin.  However, we decided to go with enjoyment.  This does not mean that we are going to look for even more fun.  I love fun and fill my children's days with as much fun as I can.  Instead, I picked the word enjoyment, because I want the kids and I to remember to enjoy every moment we possibly can.  I want them to learn to enjoy the little and mundane things in life.  Life is filled with "boring" or routine things.  We need to learn to enjoy the everyday things in life, to enjoy the present moment.  What would your theme word be?



  1. How wonderful that your husband was able to spend time with his godmother! And, what a great experience for your kiddos to visit a horse farm! I know my children would just love that! :-)

    Many blessings,

  2. So thankful for this blessing for your dh! :-) God is good!