Wow, what a year it has been!
As we finish out this year I was looking back in my minds eye and thinking about all the things I've learned, people I've met, blessings I've received. I'm amazed...
The year 2012 brought cancer to our family again. My husband was diagnosed with Prostate cancer late in 2011, he received treatment in April of 2012, reached his six month milestone and is doing well.
His Oncologist recently said "See you next year", praise God!
My oldest son and his fiance` told me I was going to be a Grandma, we are all so excited!
My two younger children are healthy, beautiful, smart and becoming the people God made them to be more and more each day. I'm so proud of them.
(There aren't very many pictures of me)
I've learned this year how to be more self sufficient through other women's blogs and Pinterest,
my family has benefited from the new skills I've acquired. I've enjoyed learning how to make homemade soaps, lotions, balms, shampoo, hair conditioner, laundry & dishwasher detergents, etc.
It gives me great pleasure to go up and down the grocery store isles knowing I don't need to fill my basket with many of their cleaning, health & beauty or convenience products, I can make my own that are just as good or even better.
I've also learned how to preserve foods from our garden.
We rescued a homeless Boxer dog & he's learning how to be a house pet and that people are generally pretty nice. He still has issues but he's coming along. Maxine thinks he's lots of fun too.
All in all it's been a good year, I'm looking forward to 2013!
Thanks for visiting my blog today - Happy New Year!