Thursday, December 31, 2009

Thankful for a blessed 2009...

I am looking back over this past year and seeing how God has done some amazing things in my life, and I am truly thankful. I began the year preparing for my oldest son's graduation from high school and for entering the "art show" world (see this post). Winter was a really busy season getting all the things together to make sure that our graduate was prepared not only to graduate, but also to enter college (and made A's and one B his first semester of college, I might add). Then there was the Blogging Break (aka preparation for the art shows)... lots of drawing, painting, framing, and just general busy-ness. When I returned from the blogging break, I shared how much I had learned from the three art shows in which I had participated.

A really bright spot for me in 2009 happened when I found out that Nancy Lindemeyer had begun writing a blog. Then there was the onslaught of commissioned artwork that gave my spirits a real lift at the end of the year. It also confirmed for me that I have been following the path which the Lord has been leading me throughout this year. So, I am looking to the new year with anticipation and hope for what He will do. God has blessed each of us with spiritual gifts and also talents. I look forward to seeing what He does among us... it is sure to be above and beyond what we can imagine!

"Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen." - Ephesians 3:20-21


  1. Happy new year to you C&G! Jsut wanted to thank you for this last year when youve had a chance to come by, for your blog and to wish you all the best for the new year. Waht a year it's been, eh? :)

  2. It is good to look back and see where we've been. You've been doing wonderful things! And it's good to read your enthusism and excitement for the new year...wishing you more than ever before of all good things!

  3. Happy New Year, Christi!
    I have loved getting to know you a little better and I love your writings and your drawings. You are truly a gifted artist. May the Lord bless you and yours in the coming year and may His face shine upon you!
    Big Hugs,

  4. Happy New Year and I've loved following your projects and works!!! Keep them coming!

  5. Happiest of New Years to you Christi.


  6. Hi Christi,

    What a year it has been. Thank you so much for the beautiful words on the post about my son. I will be reading them to him later on today.

    You have accomplished much this year.
    He is good!

    big hugs,

  7. Glad it has all been so productive for you Christi and wishing you a very blessed 2010.

  8. Thanks for letting us share the journey with you Christi!