When we survived the trials of 2009, I thought for sure that 2010 just had to be better. . .it really wasn't. However, that being said, it was the year that we were able to build our "forever" home, and for that I will be forever grateful.
My kids will finish growing up with this as their home. My grandkids will visit me here. Memories will be made here, and soon the trials and tribulations of 2009-2010 will all be a distant memory. In hindsight, perhaps we will be able to see how 2009-2010 helped us to become better, stronger, more humble people. Maybe, just maybe, at some point we will even be grateful for the things we have endured. Trials help to soften us, make our edges smooth, and help us realize what is truly important.
Here is looking forward to a great 2011. Full of humility, thankfulness, love, and happiness!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!