merci 2009

Thursday, December 31, 2009

In 2008 my heart felt broken, smashed - and irrevocably or so it seemed at the time. In 2009 I slogged along and with the help of that girl I found my feet again and then suddenly, out of the blue, all of my dreams (and then some) magically came true. Ache & Sadness were replaced by Love & Safeness. A magical shield of goodness has been formed around me. Strong, steel cutting arms hold me tight and protect me and I realize that this is everything I've ever wanted.

and I feel so very grateful.
Merci 2009 - and Hey ! Bonjour 2010

For every dark night, there's a brighter day

Tupac Shakur

Happy New Year
keep on rememberin' that Everything & Anything is possible - if you believe it to be so

Miss D, Piper Belle, a cowboy and his brown hound Bess in the snowy cold hayfield


  1. It is possible. Watching your transformation has been amazing. It's made me so happy. :^)

    Warm, woolly wishes for a wonderful 2010 to you and your cowboy~!

  2. Happy New Year, little Canadian family!!!

  3. You have written so lyrically all year. Charmante. Bonne Annee!

  4. I have spent such a wonderful year with your blog. 2009 proved to be a bonanza! So here's to 2010!

  5. I adore the old barn in your photo and the white on white. Beautiful! Looking forward to you sharing your photos for another wonderful year!!

    Happy New Year!! Hug the critters for me!

  6. I don't know what I would do without your blog. It is the first thing I read every day. The pictures are so beautiful. I hope my computer keeps all of them. I loved the first one you have on it today. The sun in front of the cowboy's face is beautiful....and that white and blue snow....nothing like that color...I guess God paints beautiful pictures to remind us that he is good. Miss Piper Belle has a most unusual coat. Do you have to brush it? It seems like her little legs are so small...then her little hair skirt! What an original. I guess God drew the plans for her, too. I know she is so happy to be with the "family."

    How is the "overhaul" coming along? Do you take days off or work every day? I say if you can do this together, you can make it through anything! Do you have to spend a lot more time on the furnace? It sounds so exciting to be getting things fixed!!!! And you get to stay in your house. What if those first people had bought it? It is encouraging me to stay where we are instead of trying to sell. The situation is never as dire as it seems. Maybe my husband will get inspired like the cowboy!!

  7. Happy New Year, happy new family! From all of us across the pond. x

  8. Ah, but did you yourself believe it to be true before it happened? It didn't seem so at the time? If I have to believe it then I'm surely doomed. I believed for happier times adn got misery. This being your 2008 for me. May next year for us all be more like your 09! A very happy New year to you, dear Susan thank you for all you add to the blogworld through your truly incredible blog.

  9. Happy New Year Susan...... all the best to you and the Cowboy for 2010 .....and to les gang as well of course.... can't forget our furry buddies...

  10. To MMMMMMMM: I don't think the feeling of belief has anything to do with anything. I believe we must have the times of mourning as well as joy. so please know i am there too. love and prayers to friend.

  11. Susan,
    Thank you for a year of inspiration and hope. Your blog has given me a chance to believe anything really is possible. It has meant a lot to me. Thank you for your openness and delightful photos. For giving me a birds eye view into moving through grief into light and love at a time when I needed it most.
    Happy New Year! Wishing you peace, love, and good health in 2010.
    maggie's secret garden caretaker


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