Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy 2011

I can't really say I'm sorry to see the back end of 2010. So much has happened to throw our world upside down, but so much has also happened that brought lots of sunshine through the clouds. Like the birth of this little joy:
And watching this little sparkle grow.

We started last year with my dad planning to start some heavy duty cancer treatments. We are thankful beyond thankful that he got a 2nd opinion and decided to do a lighter treatment that is working beautifully! He got a horrible case of shingles and a worse case of postherpetic neuralgia. Which superbly sucks. He is in constant pain still. Praying hard for that to go away this year. PLEASE!! My mom got cancer too. She flew through treatments with flying colors and is cancer free now. My cousin is in the hospital right now in a coma due to being crushed by a truck in a nasty car accident. We are praying for miracles for him and are seeing some already.

This year, I am hoping for some miracles. A cancer-free family, a pain-free family, a family who has all the babies they want. For my cousin to be able to heal fully. I am hoping for Jake to be able to find some answer for his anxiety and ADHD. For him to not stress so much about school. And for the back and forth to his dad's to not disrupt his life and friendships too much. I am hoping to find answers to my illness. Ah... just to feel well. THAT would be such a huge miracle. To do small things like cleaning up after cooking, (If I cook, I'm toast, and have to clean up later, not because I want to put it off, but because I literally do not have it in me), or simply being able to cook a meal a few days a week instead of a few times a month. How heavenly it would be to have that kind of energy. Or to be able to go grocery shopping, AND put away all the groceries within the same few hours. I get home, sit on the floor and get stuff in the freezer and fridge, and the rest sits out while I rest, sometimes for a couple days. Nice, huh? To be able to go to all 3 hours of church without it taking all I have for the week. (I just go to 1 hour, and I'm so grateful it is later for us this year - which makes it 1,100% easier for me.) To be able to exercise without it making me hurt so much, and taking all I have for a few days. The ones for me are my small and simple wishes, that really aren't so small and simple after all. Don't take those things for granted, K?

I truly am so blessed in so many ways and I'm so grateful for all my nieces and nephews that bring light to my life. For my family that I love so much. And for the health and strength that I do have. I am grateful for my wonderful Savior, who is also my friend.

And I'm grateful for all of you that read my blog. Thanks for reading, and commenting!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!! I hope this year brings your dearest wishes to fruition.

P.s. - did you notice how cool the date was yesterday? 1/1/11 and just think what it was at 11:11. :)


Jana said...

Happy New Year Natalie!!

MamaWise said...

Happy New Year Natalie!

I hope you get all that you wish for this year and so much more.

Hugs! Tina

JoAnna said...

So well-said. Beautiful words and beautifully written and exactly all that I've been thinking of lately.

I hope your 2011 at least brings PROGRESS!!!

Kara said...

Here's to a FABULOUS 2011!

JEM Artistry said...

Happy New Year To You!I hope all goes well with your family and that the battles with cancer are won. I understand the rollercoaster ride it takes you on. I lost both my Dad and Step-Dad within months of each other in 2009. It is not easy thing to go through. Anyway, wishing you all the best this year.

I am now going to have to look up some bible verses... in a few days it will be 1/11/11..... hmmmm

Take Care~~
JEM Artistry

Natalie said...

Jana - Thank you and same to you!
MamaWise - Same to you! Hugs!
Jo - Thanks so much. And yes, progress would be amazing!
Kara - Cheers!
Jem - Oh I forgot about 1/11! My goodness, I am so sorry to hear about losing both your dad and step dad in the same year. That had to be so hard. I hope 2011 is a good year for you.

Kristen said...

Happy New Year and may 2011 be a great year for the Kimbles and your cute family. Hugs.

Mallory Bell said...

Natalie! I just wanted to drop in and say hi, I love your blog. I miss you guys so much, during all these cold days out here St. george comes to mind and just thinking about it makes me happier. I love you!

Ruthie said...

hi natalie!! thanks for the comment :D--i was SO honored to be featured on luvinthemommyhood! she's so amazing!
your little girl is SO beautiful--hoping your 2011 (is it already almost halfway over??) has been filled with more blessings and miracles than pain :).
thanks again!

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