Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Anticipating a New Year

I have much to be thankful for from 2008. My family and loved ones (both two and four legged) are all healthy and blessed. I was able to take care of some much needed home maintenance this past year. I have a secure and fulfilling job. I have many dear and wonderful friends (both new and old). My relationship with J has evolved and deepened in every way possible.

2008 presented me with many challenges as well, but I have survived and persevered. I have cried and empathized and commiserated with many friends (both in person and on the blogs), I am not the only one who has faced adversity. J has provided me with strength and with opportunities for growth in all manner of things. He has been a constant source of love and caring. I am grateful for all He gives to me and all the we share.

Thank you J for every thing. I hope to provide you with much pleasure and service throughout 2009 and as long as the universe allows.

Happy New Year all.

7 comments:

OliviaManners said...

Happy New Year Alice...
Here's to 2009!

Hugs,

Olivia
x

Paul said...

Alice, may the New Year bring you all that you need and some of what you desire.
Warm hugs,
Paul.

Louise said...

Happy New Year Alice, to you and all your dear ones, may you all stay healthy and have a wonderful 2009.

Alice said...

Thank you all for your kind wishes as well as for your reading here.

Greenwoman said...

I know you'll have a lovely year Alice. Big blessings to you and your family and to J.

((big hugs)) You are a blessing to all who know you after all and what goes around comes around. *smiles*

Airevaleabbey said...

I can relate, we are all broken people in one way or another.
For you, wishing you peace in this new year, A.

There is a brokenness
of which comes the unbroken,
a shatteredness out of which blooms the unshatterable.

There is a sorrow beyond all grief, which leads to joy
and a fragility out of whose depths emerges strength.

There is a hollow space
too vast for words
through which we pass with each loss, out of whose darkness we are sanctioned into being.

There is a cry deeper than all sound whose serrated edges cut the heart as we break open
to the place inside which is unbreakable and whole, and learning to sing.

Alice said...

Anthony,
Welcome here. What an incredibly lovely poem. It is a touching and true sentiment.

I was never vulnerable with anyone but J. There were many things that only He knew. He loves and accepts me inspite of the broken bits and ugliness that dwell inside of me. By doing so, He has made me whole and strong. It is for Him that I sing.