Sunday, January 01, 2012

Welcome 2012

As I sit here overlooking the camp where we are, about 6 and a bit hours north of Perth, I reflect on 2011.

 It's been a year of highs and lows. I have experienced real grief for the first time in my life. It is taking me a long long time to come to terms with it. The dynamics of our family have changed. Things will never be the same again. I am not the same person I was going into Twenty Eleven, but hopefully I've come out stronger for it, and more accepting. Life does go on.

All the children have grown so much this past year, not just in size, but in maturity too. We are fortunate to have everyone healthy and happy, something not to be taken for granted. They excelled at school, and at dancing. We are so proud. They delight us every day.

Anyway, I'm off to enjoy the rest of the day, relishing in this camping experience which Dad gave us the love for. I hope that you are all blessed in 2012 with good health, peace, love and happiness.


Anne @ Domesblissity said...

Half you luck Ailsa! It looks beautiful there. Happy New Year to you. I hope you have a safe and prosperous New Year, filled with love, laughter and lots of surprises!

Anne xx

MrsW - Smell the Roses said...

Wow what an amazing photo :) you are very lucky to be blessed with great camping weather in Oz, here in NZ it is wet wet wet, so our camping trip has been put off for a few weeks. Blessings for a better year in 2012, it sounds like 2011 was a rough one for you xx all the best for you and your family this year, I hope it's filled with great fun and laughter and awesome memories and good health. Thanks for writing a neat blog and sharing part of your lives with us in the blogging community :) Regards, Ruth xx

Libby said...

Hope you and your family have a fabulous 2012.

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