Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year

Hello, 2011!

What gifts will I unwrap this year? 
 What gifts will I give? 

What will I learn about love in 2011?
What will I teach?

How will I be tested?
Will I emerge stronger? 

I pray my eyes will be open to all the new & wondrous things this year offers.
I pray my heart will be tuned to the truth. 

I pray that with each day I will grow into someone better, happier, worthier of God's great love & grace.

And, when I fail,
in small and big ways,
may I feel the hands of God in my life
may I find the way back to the path of my life, and 
May I always be open to His will. 

{the year I turn 40}
bring it on.


Lisa said...

Happy New Year Amy!

What a nice post! I'm turning 40 this year too and ready to face this beautiful new year and all it has to offer.

lynnk said...

happy new years, amy!!
(40 is actually pretty good!)

and cant wait to see what wonderful things you create, share, give this year!!


Grace said...

Have a Fabulous 2011 filled with Love healthy happiness and lots of creative fun!! Grace xoxo

vivian said...

Happy new year to you and your family Amy!
I hope youre blessed in this new year with everything you need and a lot of little extras besides!

Jill said...

Happy New Year, Amy! I really loved this post~ it really warmed my heart. This year will be the springboard for amazing things~ you will so totally rock your 40's, girlie!

Donna said...

Wonderful post...God bless you this year with much happiness and creative excitement! 40 was a good year for me~

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

That is beautifully spoken.
Ive come and gone from 40, its nothing sweets! You will handle all that life gives you with the same grace, kindness and love that you have in your past 39 years. Knock em dead Amy! 2011 has so much to offer.

Tanis said...


Thanks for the wise words :)

And a very BLESSED 2011 to you! 2010 was my 40 was great. Soak it up :)

Linda Jo said...

Happy New Year, Amy! And...40 is will love it.

GardenOfDaisies said...

Wonderful thoughts. I am also thinking of the ways my heart can be opened so that I will give more.

Suz said...

Happy New Year, Sweet Amy. This has much thought and feeling to it and inspires me to want to go and write my own spiritual challenge for then year. I know something about what it is what I would want to include but it is such a big challenge that I will need to take some time.

Thank you always, for your kindness to me. You are a wonderful person, Amy, and I love you!


Mary Beth said...

Beautiful Prayer.
This is the Year I turn 50.

Bring it On!

Brad Fallon said...

Happy New Year! Wonderful thoughts.

koralee said...

Sending you ooodles of God's Grace for 2011 ...I just LOVE your sweet blog...xoxoxo

Susan Parnell said...

What a beautiful prayer & thank you for sharing!
May the Lord continue to richly bless you & your family ~

Pam @ Frippery said...

Bring it on indeed! 40 is a wonderful age and 50 is even better. You have much to look forward too. I love your prayer for this new year and wish you all good things in 2011! Big hug to your sweet family, Pam

John'aLee said...

Love your post! Great blog too!

Wild Maple Wool said...

Great post!! 40??!! Wow it will be a great year for you mama!!!!

you are a way talented mama!!!


life in red shoes said...

40's are wondeful years!
I just finished reading about your journey with sweet Alfredo. How touching and inspiring it is. I work with many children that have been in similar circumstances, minus the happy ending.
What a blessing you are to all whose lives you touch:)

Vintage Flair said...

Happy New Year my friend! I hope 2011 brings you health, happiness and much love in your life, you deserve it!

Vintage Flair said...

Happy New Year my friend! I hope 2011 brings you health, happiness and much love in your life, you deserve it!

Cherie Wilson said...

Beautiful words beautiful girl! Happy New year and all the goodness you can hold. You and your birthday boy too!

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Wishing you a wonderful New Year, Amy. May 2011 be everything you hope it will be, and more :)