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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of three. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and will have been married for 57 years this February.

Sunday, January 1, 2023


 We made it through another year, marked by so many ups and down and we have survived. Having caring blogger friends to accompany us, and cheer us on, makes it easier somehow.  May you keep on blogging so we don't lose our connection. Having blogger friends to cheer us on is something to be thankful for. 

Counting our blessings is not always easy when feeling overwhelmed or going through some rough spots, but nothing lasts forever.  After the storms, the sun will shine again. We have so many things to be thankful for when we look at the positive side of things.

 I'm thinking about all those who are alone through no fault of their own during the Holidays, those who couldn't make it home to be with their families because of snowstorms, I hope that at least you could connect with families through technology. For those who are sick, I pray for a speedy recovery. May the new year be a better one for everyone in 2023.

May God grant me the ability to accompany you again on your blogs throughout this new year. Best Wishes for a Prosperous New Year.




  1. Good Morning Julia, Happy New Year to you. I wish you all of the same things as well. You are a blessing and a gift. I love to see your thoughts.

  2. Happy New Year. I am hoping for a quieter, calmer and kinder year - for the world.

  3. I feel the same way about my blogger friends too Julia. Wishes for a healthy and happy new year, a great garden with fewer deer, lol.

  4. Happy New Year dear Julia you are so right this little community of bloggers are so important.
    Have a happy healthy new year

  5. I, too, agree, that blogger friends are THE BEST!!!
    I am so happy to count you as my friend.
    Health and happiness to you and hubby in 2023.

  6. Yes, we survived and that is something! We are counting our blessings for sure! I also hope you have a happy and healthy new year. We are gaining a minute of sunlight each day and the days already seem a bit longer. Yay! Hilltop Post

  7. Yes, Julia, you are right. We have so much to be thankful for. I am praying for you and your family.
    I am so thankful for the friendship we have.
    Love, Carla

  8. Happy New Year to you sweet Julia! I wish you all the best for 2023 and I do hope we can all keep blogging. There are times that I want to hang it up but right now I'm still in it for the long haul! I enjoy looking back and seeing what's changed or stayed the same over the years. In February it will be my 15th year of blogging. Lots has happened over those years. The fun part has been meeting new folks through this medium and you are one of my favorites! (Actually, I love all my followers! Ha!) Have good health and happiness for you and your family! Let's get this year on the books!

  9. Happy New Year! I sure hope we all can continue to keep blogging. I miss so many blogger friends that quit blogging. Here's hoping you and your family have a blessed and wonderful 2023!!!! Janice

  10. Many wishes to you for a Happy and Healthy 2023. I enjoy reading your inspiration to others. Remembering all bad things don't last forever. You just need to hang on till better days arrive. The past few years seem to have been challenging for a lot of us. Having blogging friends help keep us wanting to move forward with high hopes.

  11. I agree, our blogging community is a friendly one, and I enjoy connecting in this way.