Monday, December 31, 2012

2013 Here I Come!

The richness of our own lives, creative and receptive, depends on how closely we identify ourselves with the struggles and problems,
  individual and social, as well as with the hopes and ideals of the age in which we live.
                                                           Anita Block

Before the snow!
It is so quiet here; I stare out the window and watch the snow falling on the tractor as My Hero drives down the lane heading to feed the cows. My world is covered in a thick blanket of snow, I am fighting the overwhelming urge to jump into my warm clothes grab my snowshoes and make my way down the long laneway to the bush to immerse myself in all the beauty that I have been missing lately.

 It has been a very busy few days and I enjoyed every minute of it. The laughing, the hugging, and especially the noise, it is so quiet here this morning. I am already missing my two girl’s chatting in those early mornings, sitting around the kitchen table looking out the window and talking. We talked about our daily lives and how lucky we are after going through a year filled with every possible emotion. Experiencing those incredible highs and the terrible lows from events and circumstances of which we had no control. We talked about how we made it through and anxiously await and are ready for the New Year and what it may bring.

I watch as one very brave Red Squirrel stands in the cold with his fuzzy warm multi-coloured jacket on tucked under the Black Walnut tree away from the blowing snow, with a nut in his mouth watching me, watching him. I wonder what he is thinking, I know I am thinking why did we ever plant Black Walnut trees so close to the house? We have been overrun with all different varieties of Squirrels, red ones, gray ones, black ones and I think I seen a purple one, OK that was in my dream but you get the idea. There is a trail running from the trees to the Chicken Coop, it has been so well used it looks like one of the Deer runs in the bush I tend to follow. I wonder what he is thinking as he sits on his back legs his little hands held high and this huge Black Walnut in his mouth; he finally scampers across the snow and slips through the crack in the foundation. I must admit I do enjoy watching them, they make me smile.


Tomorrow the New Year will be upon us, and it is going to be a great one I just know it. I have learned so much this past year. I realized just how strong I am and that there is nothing I cannot face head on. I am tougher than I had ever realized. I have cried uncontrollably, I have laughed uncontrollably and I have conquered, or at least came to terms with an invisible illness that will be part of me but will not stop me from experiencing all this life has to offer.  “Life is what YOU make it”, I love that line and I am going to prove it to be true.

Believing I can accomplish new things!
My greatest strengths of the year have come from knowing, and listening to stories from my Blogger family; they come from all walks of life and from every continent, they have been through things I could never imagine. The strength they share, the compassion, and their love for mankind has amazed me. The world is smaller now as we all walk in this technological world together, sharing all our highs and lows. It is very comforting knowing there is someone you may, or may not meet walking along the same path with you. I love my Blogger family and they have taught me many things; most of all that I can always count on them sharing their highs and their lows, and I do hope they know they can count on me to share my experiences in this sometimes crazy world. Bloggers always sharing, hoping their experiences will help someone else know they are not alone in their feelings and that someone has been there, or will be in the same or a similar predicament someday, and made it or will make it through. I know I have found tremendous strength and confidence in this Blogging world and I am sure many others have too. I truly want to thank all of you for that.

 I do wish everyone all the best in 2013. It is going to be a great year for us all. I watch the snow falling covering my world with a snowy white newness, knowing this is going to be a tremendous year, we just have to continue to love each other and share that love and know that the world is so very small and we are all in this together. The little things, even if you do not know it may just be the thing that will get you through. A silly Squirrel with a nut in his mouth staring at you through a window may be all you need. One step at a time.

I think I will be slipping on those snowshoes now and getting outside surrounding myself with this big beautiful snowy world, even if I can only get half way to the bush I will be doing it. There is nothing I cannot do if I really want and need too. There will be no New Year’s resolutions for me but one thing I will try never to say this year is “I can’t”. I truly believe because of all of you that there is nothing that is impossible and I am going to try my best to prove it to myself and others.

Believe!
Happy New Year to all of you. Thank you to my family and friends who have always supported and believed in me. 2013 is going to be great.

Later

42 comments:

  1. Happy New Year to you Buttons! I would love to go snow shoeing with you today if only I could!

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  2. Happy New Year to you and your family B. Your posts always inspire me, make me think about things especially family. thank you for that I do appreciate it.

    Gill

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  3. I can just see you out there with your snowshoes now! Happy New Year to you and your family...glad you got to spend some time with your girls.
    Your blogging family is huge and we all look forward to your posts!

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  4. Oh how I have missed you, Buttons! Not unlike how you miss the bush. I hope your trek was all you hoped for and that 2013 brings you many more joys and adventures. *HUGS*

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  5. So well put,,,as always. Happy New Year B!

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  6. May 2013 be a wonderful year for you! :-)

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  7. Beautifully inspiring post....our motto for 2013....YES WE CAN...now where have I heard that before lol? All the best and brightest to you in 2013 from all of us here at thefeatherednest.

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  8. Happy New Year Buttons!! I am so glad you are my blogging friend!

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  9. oh buttons!! happy new year to you and your family!! hugs!!!

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  10. Miss B, you are so right! I love your insight about life. I agree with you on the strength our "blog family" gives us. We are not alone. I appreciate all your comments on my blog and the personal e-mails.

    I am glad that you had a great time with your girls. It is important to cuss and discuss the past, lean from it, grow and move forward.

    Best to you in 2013; I will be along for your journey!

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  11. "Happy New Year,Buttons...to you and your family. Sending our hugs...

    p.s. Love your photo cards you have displayed up on your blog!

    It is going to be a fulfilling year for you. Going to be busy!!

    Love..Auntie M

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  12. Awesome post ! Two phrases I always use , Never say never & life is what ya make it . I have been saying these phrases all my life thanks to a wise wonderful women , my mum ! Yes bloggers are wonderful are very supportive I don't know how well I could of coped with out them ! Hope you and your family have a very Happy New Year !

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  13. I love that image of the squirrel!! And the calf looking under Mom's belly makes me laugh!!
    I have been looking at some of the images people are posting today, and seeing signs of hope for the year to come. That is what I am going to hang onto!!

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  14. Love that little red squirrel. WIshing you and your family all the best in the new year.

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  15. bless you, dear sweet buttons. thank you for your uplifting message today (and your love, always). :)

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  16. I love this post! Sounds like you had a good time with your family. I did too :)

    I love the calf photo! Are those photo cards I see on your desk? :)

    Happy New Year! Wishing you all the best in 2013.

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  17. What a beautiful post, filled with hope and realizing all your strengths. Wishing you the very best for 2013 and beyond. You are a wonderful blogger!!

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  18. Wishing you a very Happy New Year. Stay inside where it is warm and cozy. Pull out an old movie and make a cup of tea. Build a fire and enjoy!

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  19. Great quote!!! It's snowing here too. Great thoughts...Love the picture of your calf.

    Happy New Year!!

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  20. you forgot the part about the blogging family being "not normal" LOL but thats what families do; they understand and hug on you and then gently shove you back out in the world again, and we are all richer for it :)

    Happy newish year to you and yours, Buttons, and thanks for the shoving ;)!

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  21. Happy New Year to you Buttons - here is hoping for a good one for us all!!
    I would love to go trudging through the snow with you. All we have here is rain, rain, rain and a lot of gusty wind.

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  22. ...and to think I was going to quit blogging... I must have temporarily lost my mind.

    I've enjoyed this year getting to know you better, my friend. I wish only good things for you in the future. xo

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  23. Beautiful sentiments, Buttons and very inspiring to us all! We are all in this together - a wonderful world of virtual friends ready to support and encourage each other! Many, many wonderful blessings for you and your family for this New year! xx

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  24. Happy New Year, B!..never was a question for me you could do whatever you put your mind to!..xoxo

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  25. Happy New Year my dear friend.
    You have always been able to dream the impossible and make it happen.
    Here's to health and happiness.

    Love You, BA

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  26. This post brought tears to my eyes! You have a good heart, a warm soul and a beautiful life.

    Happy New year dear Buttons! thanks for letting me tag along with you this past year, I look forward to reading your posts in the new year! Much love! Cindy

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  27. I look forward to both your posts and your comments. My life is better because of your stories and your input on life. I want to wish you a healthy and prosperous New Year! I enjoy you blog and look forward to seeing your achievements in 2013. Thank you for being a part of my life.

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  28. Happy New Year Buttons!
    Keep putting one foot in front of the other and you will never go wrong.
    Ottawa Valley Karen

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  29. Happy new Year. I admire the way you can easily find words to describe your thoughts. I see you put on the snow shoes. I wouldn't know what they are. No snow here ever.

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  30. Happy New Year...don't slip over in those snow shoes..Love and best wishes my dear friend...M xoxoxox

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  31. magnificent.

    Happy New Year, full of joy, health and God’s Blessings!
    BShell

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  32. Happy New Year's to you! Wishing you a year full of blessings. I'm glad you slipped on those snowshoes and went outside!

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  33. Happy New Year to you guys! :)
    I love how the blogging world has brought together people from all over the country and all over the world, people we would have never met but now feel connected to!

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  34. good morning buttons! happy new year!

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  35. Oh my gosh, what I wouldn't give for a couple of your black walnut trees. I used to curse them too, but now that we haved moved, I want them back.

    Happy New Year

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  36. you always know just what to say, and just how to say it!!

    keep warm b, and don't get in any trouble ;)))

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  37. Hi I just found your lovely blog, Happy New Year to you. Looks like you have been busy and very cold.

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  38. Nice to have 'met' you here in Blogland.

    Blessings for 2013.

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  39. buttons, i think i've told you before that your stories on the farm always take me right back to my own childhood. i have probably laughed and cried over your posts more times then can count. even though i don't get to blog too much myself these days, you are truly one of my favorite people to catch up with! may you, your hero and entire family have a joy-filled 2013!
    *hugs*

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  40. Happy New Year, Buttons!!! I hope this year brings you all that you desire, and not more than you can handle.

    Hugs!
    Mandi

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  41. What wonderful thoughts you have shared with us for the New Year. You are one of those inspirational blogger that I will always enjoy visiting. I see you have make some wonderful greeting cards from photos as well. Keep up the dreams and never give up.

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  42. HAPPY NEW YEAR! One B to another!

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The mind grows by what it feeds on. J.G. Holland

Thank you so much for your comments, they mean more to me then I could ever express. Hug B