Saturday 31 December 2011

Goodbye 2011

You were a strange year, a year of learning, of realising.  One of strengthening bonds and knowing the true value of love.

You gave us great heartache, you gave us laughs, you took what we most valued and then tried to take some more.

We will look back on you with sorrow, with joy, with love and with hatred.

You were just a year

There is no review of 2011 on my Blog this year, it has played itself out at it's own pace, at times we struggled to keep up, at times we raced ahead and thumbed our noses at it. At times it ground us down and dragged, then it raced along and tried to make us lose our grasp.  We kept up with love, laughter and with the knowledge of our strength we finally won through. It has gone and we are still here.

2011 has drawn to its natural end, and we look forward to 2012 with the strength that 2011 has given us.   Knowing that we are as strong as we need to be, that we can help those that we need to help and be there for those that need us most.

Thank you 2011 you were a necessary year but one that we say farewell to very easily.

We are lucky we have each other, we have our love, we have our lives, our families, our friends and blogging buddies, we wish you all the very best for 2012, may it be what you make it.  You have the power to live your lives, to change your lives, anything is possible and anything can happen.

As the bible says - 'In a word, there are three things
that last forever: faith, hope, and love;
but the greatest of them all is love.”   (1 Corinthians 13.13)

If we have one, we can have all three, if we have all three we are truly strong and nothing a year throws at us will diminish that love.

Happy New Year

Sue xx


  1. That bible quote is so true..2011 has been a good year for us personally and financially(debt free) i will be happy to see it go but we are all looking forward to 2012.

  2. I agree that bible quote couldn't have said it better.

    All the best for 2012,

    Gill in Canada

  3. Hubby and I know that 2012 will hold challenges, but then every year does. It's how we deal with them that makes the difference.
    Hope 2012 is good for you.
    Jane xx

  4. Well said Sue and a Happy New Year to you both. "Things can only get better"!

  5. That sums up our year too. Wishing you a wonderful 2012, with the only challenges being of the kind you set yourself on the way to achieving your dreams.

  6. Amen!

    Happy New Year to you and your family.

    Goodbye 2011, you've been great!

    And welcome the mighty 2012!

    Sft x

  7. Happy New Year to you, and thank you for such an enjoyable blog!! With regards to yesterday's mention, the butchers in Pangbourne do the best ever sausages and sausage rolls,(obviously for Hubby!!) and further along the road at Englefield is a wonderful farm shop! All Good Wishes for 2012!

  8. What a coincidence 'rabbitquilter' ... I love the shop at Englefield and use it whenever I pass.

    Sue xx

  9. Sue you summed up my feelings perfectly about 2011 - your post made me cry! Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year and I very much look forward to reading your adventures during 2012.

  10. wishing you a good 2012. Happy New Year. xxx

  11. Happy New Year Sue and I hope all your wonderful plans for the coming weeks go well. Ros x


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