Wednesday, January 4, 2017

I am still here...

I hope this finds you well and looking forward to 2017.  I am still in my house, which just went on the market recently. So I had the privilege of spending probably my last Christmas in this wonderful old house.  I celebrated again with a grateful heart that I could be with friends and family in this house.
 The holidays are over and now we have the dreaded job of taking down the tree we so fondly decorated and the house becomes darker as winter light sets in without all the twinkle lights, it can be a let down. 
I am just back from Christmas in Minnesota and New Years in Chicago so I haven't touched a thing yet. 

My tree still fills the family room with the scent of pine and so I am leaving it until this weekend... I am not tired of the decorations yet! Am I the only one?

Slowly I will take them down in the next week.

So much has taken place in just the last few months, it will be hard to catch up. My house is finally on the market, it has taken this long to go through everything. I still have a lot of stuff I need to sell but the two estate sales I had this summer were very successful.  Everyone worked so hard and I appreciated all who gave of themselves to help. My next decision will probably be an auction in the spring. 
My highlight of the year is I gained a lovely daughter in law. Yep, my son got married just before Thanksgiving... so much to be thankful for!

My prayer for 2017

"16And I pray that he (God) would pour out over you the unlimited riches of his glory and favor until supernatural strength floods your innermost being with his divine might and explosive power.
17Then, by constantly using your faith, the life of Christ will be released deep inside you, and the resting place of his love will become the very source and root of your life, providing you with a secure foundation that grows and grows.
18-19Then, as your spiritual strength increases, you will be empowered to discover what every holy one experiences—
the great magnitudej of the astonishing love of Christ in all its dimensions. How deeply intimate and far-reaching is his love!
How enduring and inclusive it is!
Endless love beyond measurement, beyond academic knowledge—this extravagant love pours into you until you are filled to overflowing with the fullness of God!
20Never doubt God’s mighty power to work in you and accomplish all this. He will achieve infinitely more than your greatest request, your most unbelievable dream, and exceed your wildest imagination!
Happy New Year


  1. How nice to see a post from you. It took me months to get our house ready for sale, too. We put it on for a few weeks but pulled it off for the winter because nothing sells by the bay in the winter.
    Your home and decorations are gorgeous. It was nice to see a post from you and to introduce your beautiful new daughter-in-law. xo Diana

  2. Oh my goodness! I have prayed for you ever since learning of your loss and wondered how things were going... And your mission work. God bless you and yours this upcoming year. I wish I lived closer because I would visit you and share a boka of my last few blooms from my greenhouse and give you a sweet sister, Christian hug and love!!! ...Have so missed your sweet posts. Much love.

  3. This new year is one that we all worry about. I pray. Glad to hear you are doing well.

  4. so happy to see that you are well and the wonderful event of the wedding-- may the Lord grace your new year with all of His peace and may great blessings abound for you and your family

  5. Hi Rebecca .... it was so lovely to see a post from you .... your home looked beautiful dressed for Christmas ..... we have just taken everything down today and I was really sad .... our Christmas tree was one of the best this year !! .... and how lovely to have had a wedding ... I wish them many happy times together.
    Wishing you and your family a wonderful 2017. Much love. XXXX

  6. Hi and happy new year! My decorations are all still up too. Next week or this weekend I will start taking them down but if I wasn't a blogger might keep them til Frb.!!!! I truly do love them all. Your DIL is beautiful, congratulations on the new addition to the family. Best wishes for a quick sale.

  7. Bittersweet days ahead I'm sure! Beautiful family and home!

  8. Such a beautiful family and home. Congratulations on your son's wedding and a new daughter in law. May the year ahead bring you much peace and joy and creativity.

  9. First Congrats on gaining a new Daughter! Second Congrats on a new Life Journey as you Sell your Lovely Home and move into another. We recently did that also, new Chapters of our Lives deserve Celebration, I Hope you will Share your new Life Journey here in the Land of Blog so we can Celebrate it with you? Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

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