It’s difficult for me to believe that six short months ago, I just started reading my very first blogs and now I “think” in blog posts (and have written gazillions in my mind.)
Can you relate?
I guess it’s time I come out of the closet and actually tell my friends IRL that I have one. 🙂
I’ve realized that unless someone has a blog or follows a few closely, they just don’t get it, do they? It is quite a surreal experience to feel close to many of you that I have never met.
If you had told me six months ago that I would actually type a sentence like that, I do believe I might have scoffed at you…hee hee.

You have all become such a unique part of my life, and I am so blessed with how you have enriched all aspects in my attempt at balancing beauty and bedlam.

Thank you for your kind words of encouragement, and your desire to grow with me as we passionately pursue this adventure of womanhood.
The fact that you keep coming back to visit – even when you know how little I edit, as well as how much bedlam comes with the package, continues to marvel me.
So invite your friends, the more the merrier.
I desire this to be a safe haven.
A small little corner in this Blog sphere where we can take off the masks, and know that there are many others on this same journey.
Let’s live Life to its fullest in 2009…together!

(Be thinking about posts for two upcoming Mr. Linky parties…a Beauty and Bedlam party where we share the true bedlam moments that arise amongst our typically beautiful posts. And a “God watch” party, where we either share the God Watch that we are on right now, or one where He already gave you the answer in His perfect way. Thanks to Kimba and Emily for those suggestions)

So from my family to yours on the eve of ’08,
May you fully understand the grace that only He can give.

And when that balls drops and the song is singing, may you get lots of these. 🙂
Hoping to meet many of you IRL this year.
(I enjoy that so much more).
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!
Love you,
Jen


And I didn’t even apologize for the fact that every single family picture we took, my youngest dd did NOT have her hair bow in. Yes, even the eternal optimist can sometimes let the little, superficial things get me down. 🙂 hee hee

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