Thursday, December 30, 2010

Today's Thankful Thursday post is hosted by Iris @
and her focus is on the past year.  Oh what a year 2010 has been, filled with joy and so much life as well as rocky times as well.  So many are struggling with huge issues such as health, finances, disappointment~well the list could go on and on.  We do need to stop and take note and give thanks in all things!
For me, I am thankful that hubby and I had a wonderful vacation in Hawaii in March, a fun camping trip during the summer, a trip in the fall to celebrate my brother's birthday and countless other fun activities.
Today I am thankful for the first significant snowfall we've had this year; I'm thankful for this winter being dryer than the past which has helped my beloved to enjoy being outside more.  I am thankful that he is enjoying senior sports and working at our local golf course.  I am thankful for each day and each breath!
I am thankful for the many friends that the Lord has blessed me with and the fellowship I enjoyed at the ladies study this fall.  I am thankful for God's grace that covers us and provides for us.
I am so very thankful for my beloved hubby, the man he is and the husband & dad he is-it amazes me that I am so lucky to be his wife.  I am so very thankful for my family, for our daughters & their families, for my brother and his incredible wife~you will never know how much they all mean to me.
I am thankful for the gift of art-in different areas-quilting, photography(though hubby is so much better than I), and of course writing; who would have thought this thing called blogging could inspire and draw out the depth of my feelings.
I so look forward to 2011 and all that is yet unknown to me.  I am holding to the word HOPE and JOY for the coming year. 
Thank you for joining me on this journey and for sharing life with me!
Thanking Him for you today.


  1. Oh Noreen your right...what an incrediable year we have had. You have soo many wonderful things to be thankful for. How I praise God for you and your sweet encouraging and uplifting posts and comments. HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and your family, and may the Lord richly bless you with all of His best in 2011!! HUGS, Debbie

  2. is a stay in kind of day. I am still moving and reorganizing things (o: Kids stuff and kids crafty have accumulated a lot of STUFF.

    I love the words Hope and Joy...that is two of my Granddaughters middle names (o:

  3. It has been such a hard year for us that it seems like it has been going on for 5 years. I have loved every Thankful Thursday post that I have remembered to do. I tried to keep reaching deep for the OH SO MANY THINGS that I know I take for granted in the midst of the UGLY mess. I love your list. YAY for snow....I am so hungry for some of the pretty white. May your abiding with Him continue to grow sweeter and sweeter....what a grand love relationship we can have.

  4. Hi! Noreen, so happy:) to have you in my life, looking forward to 2011! Blessings for a great wk-end!

  5. Great Post...wishing you a Happy and Healthy New Year ! !

  6. Hi Noreen, praying God's continued blessings on you and your family this new year.
    What a beautiful thankful thursday post, and what a blessing you are.
    Hugs, Sue

  7. An expression of gratitude always becomes inspirational for others! Thank you!

    Wishing you a wonderful New year filled with happiness, joy, love, companionship, health and spiritual fulfillment.

    With lotsaluv

  8. What a year of blessings you had.

    I would like to thank you for helping me to grow spirtually this year. I have learned so much from you.

    Have a Safe, Healthy and Happy New Year!

    Blessings & Love

  9. Happy New Year Noreen,
    May you have a Wonderfully Blest
    New Year Sweetie,
    Have missed you lately, course,
    I know the reason why, same as mine!! lol

    Look forward to sharing in your life journey in the New Year. 2010 was a good year, full of challenges and growth and good things.

    Blessings Abundant to you and yours,Nellie

  10. I am thankful for your blog. I don't always take the time to comment, but always take away something each time I come to visit.


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