Saturday, January 1, 2011

Put your arms in the air and shake your derriere!.....Welcome, 2011.


This past week has been a rollercoaster of activity at my job and I have missed blogging saying good-bye to 2010 and thanking you all who have become such an intimate part of my life.  When I began my blog a year ago I had no inkling that my life would change forever and that I would cry and laugh and pray and experience such goodness and sharing as I have.  I am so grateful for the joy and the human-ness and the sharing of life's sadness and silliness that you gift to me and letting me in to your life and you coming into mine.  When I think of the Godwinks....I am overwhelmed and get a tear in my heart.  How often I will see something at the quiltshop, grocery story, bill boards, toy store or a thought pops in.....of you!  We have travelled to Disneyland together, chased mustangs, cried over loved ones dying, cheered me on as I sat for hours this week in the middle of wilderness bogged down in mud and shared dreams both fulfilled and in the making.....

So with this past year CELEBRATED and will be alluded to in future, I greet this New Year, 2011, with a photo of the Liberated Roller Coaster.....Sums up life for me, the peals of delight, screams of fear and the butteflies in the belly while a friend or loved one sits next to me or waits on the ground to take my hand and ask if I am ok.

With humble gratitude I say "Thank you!"  now let's.....DANCE with our needles and quilt up some fun and beauty!!!!!!

Love, Em


12 comments:

Tangos Treasures said...

Love u too! Thanks for being a good friend! So I'll put my arms up in the air & shake my derriere! LOL!!

ria vogelzang said...

With a big hug and thanks to you for coming in my life!!! You probably know exactly why!!!!
I don't think everything just happens....... I'ld like to think of a loving and guiding Hand who sets us in the right directions to meet the most precious people in order to help one another.
Distance doesn't matter in the things that concern our hearts!!!! ;))
Love to you!!!!!!!
And a very happy, creative, healthy and blessed NewYear!!!

Janet said...

I'm dancing! Lots of love for a tremendous year to you.

Vesuviusmama said...

Beautiful post, Em! I'm glad you are back home now after what had to have been a trying week.

beth said...

Love that "dancing" post!

Belinda said...

Back 'at ya' girl!!!!! Yeh...shake your groove thang...shake your groove thang....shout out!!!

Judi said...

I'm picturing Kevin Bacon in Footloose LET'S DANCE!!!!!!!!

Kim said...

Your blog makes me smile.....I'm so happy I found it....I wonder how big Beth's neighborhood is getting? I built a house there :0) too.
Honestly, I've met some wonderful folks in Blogland too :0).

Happy 2011 and
Happy Sewing

Stray Stitches said...

Only if we can dance slowly - lol! I have so enjoyed our new friendship and reading your postings. You add a ray of sunshine into my life that wasn't there before. Thank you for being you, Em!!

Sew Pretty Dresses said...

You are precious! I am so glad you are safe and sound. Here is to a new year of fun laughter and sweet encouraging words when we have a rough day! Love you girlie! Now crank the music and DANCE!(Give me a moment to go put on my costume and taps..)

Tonya Ricucci said...

wheeee, Happy New Year! Enjoy the Ride!

Patty said...

Em, You truly are a ray of sunshine. I am so fortunate to have "met" you in blogland. You are my Godwink. Love you.