Archive for the New Year Category


As 2010 draws to a close, I’ve spent time this week truly contemplating this past year and what a whirlwind it has been in many ways. I feel very blessed by my family, friends, and life in general. Does anyone else out there think TIME seems to fly by

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The promise of Spring!

As many of you know, 2009 has brought its share of struggles and hardships for our family and me. I’ve tried hard to overcome the tough times during the long, dark days of winter and regain some much needed momentum in recent weeks. While the rough road

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Three Kings Day

Tuesday, January 6th was a German holiday: Three Kings Day. I’ve never known the actual significance of this day, but it must celebrate the quest of the three wisemen bearing gifts to the Christ child. The doorbell rang late yesterday afternoon and when I answered the door, there were three

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