Happy New Year to one and all. It's a new year - time to try to start new habits. One of those is to connect better with those we love and care about. That includes this blog. Jana has posted before, but I have not, so here's to 2009 being the year this becomes a trend for both of us.
2008 is in the books and I have to say that I'm not all that sad to see it go. The year had its normal ups and down, but more surprises and uncertainty than we're used to. But as I sit here in my warm house, still gainfully employed with food to eat and clothes to wear, I must absolutely count my blessings and declare that my cup still runneth over. This is definitely a time to reflect and celebrate the good and learn from that which didn't exactly go our way.
2009 holds just as many challenges ahead - some of the probably even harder - but hopefully we'll have a little more runway to prepare for many of them. Also with each new year is new hope and opportunity to do better and steer those challenges into something positive.
There are many good times to remember from 2008 and I hope to capture some of them here over the next little while. And there are big things ahead in 2009 for the Jorgensen Family, so stay tuned.