Life is short.... Occasionally bend the rules.... Forgive quickly.... Kiss slowly.... Love truly.... Laugh uncontrollably.... And, never regret anything that made you smile....

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Thankfulness and Joy.

thankfulness noun being thankful.
   happy,contented, appreciative......

Being thankful for..

Grandchildren who make your heart sing  until you forget everything else that is going on in the world...

Families who love and protect you.... Families who you can laugh with, and be silly, and no-one cares...

Friends who are like family who call with an armful of flowers and hearts full of memories...

New friends who I have never met.... but have become an important part of my life...They come with them the same worries for their families... the same interest in their activities.... and the wonder that maybe someday we may meet....

To Simone and Anne Lise, it's been lovely to 'meet' you thanks to Chookyblue's SSCS.. Looking forward to learning more from these new friends...

Lastly, I am so very thankful that my leaving paid employment to come home on the farm is working.. I have left behind the stress and the worry.. If I see a beautiful scene like this, I can race in and grab the camera...
I am no longer worried about rosters and night duty... and I am so grateful that I don't have to worry about the politics of employment outside the home...

JOY  noun    a feeling of happiness

........Because next year, there will be another little person at our Christmas table... to love and cherish.... to spoil with every fibre of our being........




  1. Oh Rosie this is such a beautiful post,so meaningful and nice.
    Wishing you and your family a merry xmas and a safe and happy new year.
    Isnt he just the cutest baby all wrapped in tinsel.xx

  2. Beautiful post Rosie. I agree with Shez. The bub looks so cute all wrapped up. Lovely Christmas decorations. Wishing you & your family a fabulous Christmas & a wonderful 2012. Hugs,

  3. Such lovely sentiments Rosie. The baby with the tinsel is such a cutie. Have a Merry Christmas and a rewarding New Year.

  4. Hi Rosie...what a beautiful post full of happiness and love...Simone is just lovely, she is a good blogging friend of mine...Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas and a happy and healthy new year...with lots of projects to do...Dzintra xo

  5. What a beautiful post. Everything you say is so very true.

  6. Merry Christmas Rosie. I can see why you are happy & thankful. Bring on 2012 with even more of those relaxed, happy days & your new little person to love & adore. Tracee xx

  7. sometimes it's just great to say it out loud!
    Lovely photos of family and special things to you.
    Your little man looks adorable!

  8. Cute wonderful you will have a new little person next year...Merry Christmas, hugs xx

  9. What a wonderful post Rosie. Sounds like you have found the meaning of life and the spirit of Christmas. Congratulations on your next grandbaby, and merry Christmas to you and your family. x

  10. Merry Christmas Rosie. I hope you and your family have a wonderful day.

    What a lovely, lovely post.

    Julie x

  11. Awesome Rosie... you brought a tear to my eye.... congratulations... another at the table next year... a fantastic post...
    Happy Christmas

  12. Hi Rosie, I echo the others, a wonderful post, such a gorgeous little Grandbaby you have, and another to look forward to. Happy Christmas to you, and may 2012 bring happiness to you all.

  13. Well said Rosie, I enjoyed your post - I'm so hoping to be able to give up the nursing in the future! Pray you & yours have a very merry christmas.

  14. oh ROSIE - what a wonderful post - such a darling baby, the cutest Christmas baby ever! And your news about another to come brought tears to my eyes - congratulations!!! You're REALLY going to enjoy retirement now, lol, and wonder how you ever had time to work!

  15. Rosie, you have a wonderful gift with words! Your little guy is gorgeous! Congrats to you and your family on the exciting news, wishing you all a delightful Christmas......

  16. Absolutely beautiful post , I can read the love you have for your family and friends in every word . I hope you have the Merriest of Christmases with your loved ones . hugs Sheila

  17. So sweet...I am glad you got to leave "work" for the farm too...Makes you feel sorry for those that don't know that joy (and hardwork)

    Congrates on the pending new baby...Hope you are having a fab Christmas count down.

    Blessings Kelsie

  18. May you have a wonderful Christmas Rosie and I really loved reading your post.Just gorgeous.
    Oh how cute is your dear little granndie. XXXXXXX

  19. It warms my heart to hear the love in your words! Max is just precious and I'm so excited to hear y'all will be welcoming a new addition! Congratulations to all of you! Now you will have one for each arm! Precious blessings! May you and your dear family continue to be blessed this Christmas!

  20. What a wonderful post! Have a very Merry Christmas and may your new year be just as wonderful as this past has been for you.

  21. A beautiful post Rosie. Max is cuter by the day! And how exciting to have a new little one to welcome.

  22. Such a very cute bundle of Christmas Joy. A lovely post Rosie and I love your photo at the farm. Glad you are happy in your life choices...makes a big difference. Congrats aout that little bit a sneaky news too xx

  23. Hello Rosie,

    A beautiful post, so sound so at peace with yourself and your decisions.
    Merry Christmas and all the best for 2012. Give that Max a hug and a peck on the cheek from me.
    happy days.

  24. Have a very Merry Christmas Rosie with your wonderful family and friends and best wishes for the coming year and it it may bring. x

  25. Cutest pictures of the baby in the garland! And another one on the way? Well, if that doesn't make life special, I don't know what could.


  26. What a lovely post Rosie, you write it so beautifully. What exciting news to be looking forward to a new grandchild, I hope you have a wonderful Christmas.

  27. What a precious post! So much to be thankful for and so much joy! Grandchildren, family, and home :) Your little one in tinsel is the sweetest Christmas picture...he is adorable! And a new one on the way!!! Congratulations :) Wishing you and your family blessings this Christmas and in the New Year.