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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Here's to a New Year of Hope and Peace for Everyone!!

I haven't been very good at posting since my last one on the 20th. Such a busy time of year this is and with the going's on since my last post, it just slaps you in the face that live happens and so do bad things in the midst of such a joyful holiday.
My last post was about my dear Grandma King and what a gift she is to me and my entire family. We just a few days after that post she fell out of bed and they thought she may have broken her pelvis. She had a minor stroke and has lost use of her left side. Not completely, but enough so that she is now in a wheel chair and with her current memory loss, she doesn't remember that she can't get up and so she has fallen twice more. The poor thing just doesn't know not to try to stand up. She has always been very independent and being told not to do something makes her that more determined to do it!! She is a fighter, but they now have give her a mattress that has higher sides so she won't roll out of bed with out help. I just love her so much and hope that she will not have to suffer with much pain.
And then if Grandma having a stroke wasn't enough, a very good lifelong friend of our family got killed on Dec 23rd on his farm in rural NE Colorado. Jesse was doing what he loved, working outside and with his cattle, and there was an accident with his loader that took his young life. He was only 34 and had two young boys that thought their dad hung the moon. His funeral was yesterday. It was the largest funeral I have ever been to, so much sadness but also a great celebration of Jesse's life and his love for it. My heart goes out to his family and all the friends he has left behind, he will be missed.
Yet among the sadness and worry we did have a very nice Christmas with my family and have been able to spend a lot of time with our kids at home. They are so very important to us, and in light of the recent events we cherish them and everyone we know and love that much more.
My wish for all of you this New Year is that it is happy, healthy and prosperous and that you let the loved ones in your life know everyday how very much you love them. Even if you think they know it, tell them again and again, you can never tell someone enough...I Love You!!!
Have a Happy New Year all my blog friends. I hope you make the most of your new year and that all your dreams come true.

6 comments:

Judy said...

Jolene, I'm so sorry to hear about your Grandma, it's so hard when the ones we love grow older and hurting. For your friend's family, my heart grieves. You will be in my prayers.

Kath said...

Oh Joleen, I am so sorry to hear about your Gram...and your friend, so sad and far too young.
I am glad you had a wonderful Christmas!

Happy New Year to you and your family. I hope the New Year brings many happy blessing to you! :)

Happy NEW YEAR!

hugs-Kath

Janene said...

Joleen~
I'm so sorry to hear of all the sadness that has been around you.
Let's make 2009 a celebration of life!
Have a safe and happy new year!

Farmchick said...

Happy New Year Joleen..to you and your family! I am sorry to hear about your Grandma..it is very hard..and your friend...that is terrible too you have had quite a few things to deal with lately. Take care...
Tania

Jennifer said...

Im so sorry for your loss! :(

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

Joleen, I am so sorry to hear of your Gram falling and also the loss of a dear friend. Sending prayers to all of you.
May the New year bring you and your family much happiness.