Wednesday, December 31, 2008

2009 ~ A New Year


Happy New Year, everyone!


The hustle and bustle of Christmas is over and we leave behind many wonderful memories of 2008.


This year, however, is starting off on a bit of a sad note. My brother, in Pennsylvania, after a lengthy illness, has taken a turn for the worse and is now being cared for by hospice. He will probably not make it through another year. We will be heading to PA over New Years to spend some time with him. Right now I am wishing for a miracle.


Hopefully the new year will be filled with great blessings, health and happiness. Wishing you all the best in 2009.

27 comments:

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Donna I am so sorry to hear about your brother. I will keep you and your family in my heart.
Hugs,
Penny

cathie mullins said...

Donna, You are in my thoughts and prayers.I will be thinking of you over this New Year Holiday.All my best wishes to your brother,and family.

Anonymous said...

Miracles do occur and I pray for one for you. May the New Year be filled with many of them for you, your family and your precious dogs.
To my favorite blogger a new year filled with the simple joys of life and the strength to endure the trials that may come.
April

Happy @ Home said...

Donna,
I am so sorry to hear about your brother. I will pray for a miracle.

Hugs,
Kim

Donna said...

I'm SO sorry about your Brother Sweetie!! I also got word my cousin has leukemia and needs a bone marrow transplant...there's no donors available...and her's is the aggressive kind. We'll both just believe in miracles...
Sending him and you much love and light!!!hughugs

Mimi Sue said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your brother. It's always a hard thing to go through. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Mimi

Heidi Ann said...

Good Morning Donna, Wishing you all the best in 2009!...My thoughts & prayers are with you & your brother.....Your friend, Heidi XO

Rhondi said...

Hi Donna
I am sorry to hear about your brother. I will keep you in my prayers. It seems there is lots of sadness in blogland these days.
I hope the coming year brings, health, joy and abundance to your life.
Hugs, Rhondi

artis1111 said...

So sorry about your brother. I also have a dachshund. He is so special to me. Kathy

linda said...

So very sorry to hear about your brother. I pray that this be a year of miracles for your family. You will be in my thoughts and prayers over this New Year holiday.

Beverly said...

Oh Donna, I am saddened to read about your brother. I hope you have a safe trip.

God always gives us a miracle with His love - even though sometimes it is not the miracle we most hoped for. I pray your brother experiences no pain.

Sherri said...

Donna, Happy New Year! I hope 2009 is everything you hope for!

Deb said...

Donna
I am sorry to read about your brother and send my very best Wishes.
On this first day of 2009 I wanted to stop by and Wish you and of course sweet Otis & Riley a Happy New Year.

Jenny said...

Oh, Donna ... my heart just aches for you, your family and your dear brother. You all will be in my heart and prayers.

Travel safe & believe in miracles always.

Blessings,
Jenny

Rosie's Whimsy said...

I am so sorry Donna. This is a rough way to start the new year. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

((hugs)) Rosie

Sheila@ Simple Indulgences said...

Dear Donna, I'm so sad to hear about your brother. I pray 2009 will bring better news and good health to him.
Otis and Riley look very festive.
I hope they didn't keep you up too late!
Sheila
xx

Mary said...

Donna, I wish the best for you and your brother.

God Bless.

Mary

Sue said...

Hi Donna...we will say a prayer for your brother...and all our best wishes for the New Year.....

julie king said...

my heart goes out to you and your family, donna. may you find solace together during this time. prayers winging your way.

presley sends doggie hugs to otis and riley!

Catherine Holman said...

Donna,
You and your family are in my prayers.
Hugs,
Cathie

Sunnispace said...

I love the picture of reilly and otis... funny! of course, praying for the best in steve's life.

Nancy and the fatties said...

Donna, my heart goes out to you. I will think positive thoughts of strength and comfort for you.

The Muse said...

sorry to find your blog with such a post of sadness of heart...but miracles can happen... :)

Sue said...

Hi again Donna...it sounds like you need something to smile about....just go over to my blog. Sue

KarenHarveyCox said...

Happy New Year Donna. You are in my prayers.
Blessings, Karen

Protege said...

Very sorry to hear about your brother Donna, but I firmly believe that miracles do happen. I am wishing you all the best in 2009, from the bottom of my heart.

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