Saturday, January 8, 2011

2011 - It's about US!

My New Year's Resolution

This is the year of US!
Okay… by “us” I am referring to my husband and me.

We have had three years of losing close family members (my parents and his brother) and
dear, dear friends.
I threw myself into trying to assist family and friends go through
extremely difficult times.

My husband has been so supportive all along.

He has comforted me when I needed it.

It is time for me to get on with our life together.

So.. my New Year’s resolution is…

Husband and me first!

It will include our health

It will include our marriage

It will include what some people refer to “getting our affairs in order”.

Then it will include our
our sons, their wives and our grandchildren

When plans and decisions and opportunities
arise… we will ask ourselves…
is this good for us?
Will this benefit our health and our marriage?
Will this have a good impact on our family?

Shouldn’t we have been doing this all along?
Well, maybe we have…

The difference this year is that I will fully focus
on my dear husband.

God has blessed me greatly.

It is time to show it.

I thought about my posting during the night and got up early to remove it... thinking
it was way too revealing. Well, with all of your sweet comments and encouraging remarks I will keep it here. All the more reason to keep my 2011 resolutions!!  Karen

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Kathy said...

Well said and thought provoking, beautiful pictures of you two. Happy New Year

A Vintage Chic said...

What a perfectly wonderful plan, Karen! We should all be doing this! Thanks for the inspiration, dear friend!


Julie Harward said...

That is as it should be, after all he is your everything and you are his. :D

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Nice, Karen

Deb said...

Right there with you! After five years of caregiving, it's time. Thanks for the perfect reminder!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

You got that right!!!! Bud and I have gone through this family loss, and I DO UNDERSTAND the turmoil...both in thoughts, lifestyles and health issues. And, as you state, it's time for "US". And trust me, life with our dear men should come first...but there is always the obligation of family...still, when we realize that life centers around those closest to us, in our cases, husbands that are and have been so supportive, we need to step back and live OUR lives to the fullest...together.

Yep, it's been raining like cats and dogs...the hail didn't last very long, and I hadn't heard about any tornado threats. LOL....I'm so out of the loop sometimes. Thanks for the heads up. Stay dry and warm.

Happy Sunday Karen.

Theresa said...

Great plan dear Karen! My honey and I are taking some trips together and will be taking more this year for US time! It is good to get away! Enjoy your Sunday, HUGS!

Deb said...

good for's easy to get caught up in life...and forget about your photos Karen...

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

I like your resolution, Karen! Too often we put ourselves last. There comes a time when you need to think of yourself. After all, you can't give to others if you aren't taking care of yourself! Love the pics of you and your hubby! Hope you are warm and cozy today!...hugs...Debbie

Rita said...

It's so easy to get caught up in living life that you forget about all those early years when it was just the two of you. Sounds like a really wonderful plan to me. Karen, I hope it is a wonderfully great year for the two of you and your family too. I'm so glad to have gotten to know you.

Rita said...

PS: You grow prettier with every year! Love the pictures!

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Been there, done that and you are exactly right...Good luck!!!

Vee said...

Wonderful plan! Beautiful mosaic. Are you framing it? You should.

A Garden of Threads said...

It is time to take time for you and hubby. Enjoy the journey together, it will be fabulous. Take care:)

Snap said...

Well said! Wonderful photos of you and your hubby.

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

It seems we all reach this Time In Our Lives at some point. The New Year is a perfect time to begin a Year for You Two! Very inspirational post and lovely photos in your mosaic.

Laura said...

This is amazing and inspiring.
You have given me a great deal to think about.


Shirley said...

Karen, this would be so beautiful framed!

Nancy's Notes said...

Karen, that is awesome.

Our lives are about learning and it's truly time to remember the one that has been at our side. We know that God is everywhere present, and so, it's the one that totally brings harmony to our lives and that is in addition...our spouse. You truly have a treasure.

Life if good!

Love you sweet friend.


Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Thanks for your always sweet comments about my house. I love it here, so much. I always enjoy your olden pictures from the past. I know they mean so much to you!

Anonymous said...

Amen to that!! I love your resolution, and understand completely!!

From the Kitchen said...

A wonderful resolve! I wish you both the best.


Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

What a really nice New Year's resolution! It's going to make a difference in your life, I am willing to bet. Good for you, sweet friend!!

Betty's corner of the world said...

Very well said Karen made me stop and think ...sometimes we get so busy with the outside world that we forget about our own lives.

PS ...I just posted a recipe for flour tortillas and I thought about you all the time I was writing ..I'm sure you have had some great ones and I'll bet you make them too. :^)
Let me know if you have any tips. Hugz ..Betty ♥

Jo Anne said...

Just catching up on all your doings. I usually don't go so long in between visits to your blog. I loved it all, thanks so much.