Monday, January 2, 2012

IT'S A NEW YEAR - 2012

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How does the song go?

"So this is Christmas....and what have we done

another year older....a new one begun"

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What is it about flipping a calendar that makes us look back and measure the year we've been through? Did we start, accomplish or even attempt all the things we wanted to? Did we have an impact, or any effect at all, on how our world moved and changed this year?

Did we love enough.....listen enough.....give enough?

And what makes us always strive for a bit more with each new year. Never quite satisfied that we made the mark or had any relevance in this crazy world that manages to stay together despite every element working against it.

(I don't have the answers.....I'm just thinking out loud.)

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As for me....

...this was a watershed year.

I fell in love with my work - my photography. And though it doesn't have the same satisfaction as painting for me (or even music) it surprises me how much joy and satifaction I get out of every shoot and every picture that I take.

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The deep joy I have being a mother can never be surpassed - I will be forever grateful and amazed that I am a mother. My Dahlia asked me today "what's the best thing about being a mom, Mom"? I have no answer because it's a million things - too many to count but just enough to truly appreciate

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Wishing everyone a perfectly wonderful New Year!!!

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Life with Kaishon said...

I am so happy you are happy Wanda! Wishing you another wonderful and beautiful year. Love to you and the girls and the husband. I love your family : )

Georgia said...

Beautiful shots! I’m hosting a new photo challenge called Simply Silver Sunday. Hope you will stop by and enter. Please visitSimply Silver
for details. Thanks! Happy New Year!

tinajo said...

Motherhood surely is a great thing, lovely pics! :-)

Gail said...

So beautifully stated, with pictures to match!! Hope 2012 is a wonderful year for you Wanda.

xoxoxo Gail

Maddy said...

Beautifully said!! Wishing you and your beautiful family the very best in 2012! XO

Tamar SB said...

Couldn't have said it better myself!! These pictures are marvelous! Hope you have a wonderful start to what will be a fabulous year!

Gina Kleinworth said...

These are so beautiful Wanda- (as always) May you have a very blessed 2012

Love Letters To China said...

Happy New Year Wanda! What beautiful words to accompany your gorgeous photos. I wish you the very best in 2012.


p.s. Would love to chat and catch up on that's been going on in your world. :-)

Mama Hen said...

Happy New Year my dear bloggy friend! You look radiant in these pictures! Your family is beautiful! Lovely post about taking a look at what we have done. I always keep it in my mind to stay focused in the moment and try to fill my days with so many wonderful things. It can be hard at times between the daily routine, cleaning, and so on. But with each new year we can go forward with a fresh mind. Happy New Year my friend! I wish you all the best!

Mama Hen

Susan said...

Happy New Year Wanda and to your entire family too!

Julie said...

Happy New Year Wanda! Wishing you all the best for 2012!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Happy New Year Wanda!!!

These photos are out of this world.....what a beautiful family you are!!

I know how busy you have been and how much you love your job and all the wonderful work you are putting out each week. So proud of you friend..... but I do miss you:(

Hopefully we will all see each other before too long for a girls weekend.



Mama Hen said...

I just love these my friend! I just stopped by to say hi! I hope you are doing realy well! Have a wonderful week!

Mama Hen