Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Friday, February 5, 2010
Monday, February 1, 2010
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Kelly Lee Klungreseter Fitzpatrick
I am in the process of putting this blog in book form for my parents. And even though I dislike posting photos of myself, I am doing it for my mom. I know she will like having a spot with both of her children side by side. It is one of my great laments, that Bryan and I did not have more photographs taken together. This is the best I could do Momma. I am no good at photoshopping and fixing--otherwise I would have made it look like we were really together here. Wait! We were together in the picture of Bryan. It was a whole family photo! We just aren't standing together! So pretend we are hugging. And enjoy the obvious fact that we both got Grandma Birthday's cheekballs! Dad has them too!
Monday, January 18, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Friday, January 1, 2010
Cheers! Toasting the New Decade
The Count Down Begins--Getting ready to bang those pots!
All the ingredients for a delight-filled New Year's Eve. A celebration of the culmination of an entire year lived: the laughter and copious amounts of tears, the highs and lows, the good times and bad--all without Bryan. But not without Hope.
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
I know, I know: out of context and written to another people in another time. But these words resonate in my hopeful heart tonight--written for me alone. So I am making them mine. Go ahead, call my theology into question--I don't care.
Bryan wrote a pithy poem for 2008--"2007 wasn't so fine, 2008 is gonna be great!" But that didn't turn out so well. I didn't ring in 2009 with smiles, pot banging, toasting and first kisses. In truth, I am not sorry to see it end. But this New Years Eve, my family and I united and purposed to choose joy and hope in the coming year. So instead of a perky cheer for 2010, I offer this prayer:
"When night comes, and retrospect shows that everything was patchwork and much that one had planned left undone, when so many things rouse shame and regret, then take all as is, lay it in God's hands, and offer it up to Him. In this way we will be able to rest in Him, actually to rest and to begin the new day like a new life."
St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross
Starting 2010 out right with:
Brian Campbell. Enough said.
Toasting with Sparkling Cider and many Minors.
The Prayer of Dedication for 2010.
A Blue Moon.
Silly String Wars.
2010 is here.
It's a New Year! It starts with a new day--today! January 1, 2010! Hoping for a new song to sing in 2010! May the new year be filled with joy and peace for your family and mine!