A new start

The last 2 weeks were filled with many gatherings of family and friends, lots of good food, and quiet times for reflection, prayer and thanksgiving.

Today is the start of the work year for most people. The fact that I am not yet back at work is a prayer answered :) I am still in awe of how things have turned out the way it has, and I promise myself to make good use of the time I now have.

I haven't made specific New Year resolutions this year, but I begin 2010 with lots of thanksgiving in my heart, excitement for the future, and determination to have my priorities right. This means that computer time surely has to decrease, as I seek to make more time for God, for Roboman, for Bubbles, my family and friends. And of course more time for myself.

I don't aim to be the perfect wife, mother and daughter, but I hope, with God's guidance that I can be the best I have been gifted to be.

So dear readers and friends - I leave you now with photos of a beautiful plush toy and gorgeous blanket that a dear friend single-handedly sewed for Bubbles.

May your work year be as enjoyable as it is for me watching Bubbles grow!

11 comments:

josiah n faith said...

so u managed to work something out with your boss?

p.s. bubbles looks so pretty n grown-up in this pic!

yuling said...

Wow, your friend is so talented! They are gorgeous indeed, and so full of love for you and Bubbles. :)

Cindy said...

Bubbles looks so intrigued by the gift! And the gift looks great!

celcilia_tjioe said...

Bubbles looks girly here. Especially with the hair band, sleek! :)

corsage said...

faith:
Heh thanks! It is the hairband! Work: Yes - in the most unexpected of ways. Am thankful.

yuling:
She is isn't she! She made many for her friends' kids!

cindy:
She was! The very first time I showed it to her, her eyes grew wide and she made a grab at it!

celcilia:
Thanks! Looks like I should buy more of this type. She doesn't look nice in those that go around the head.

QooFamily Blog said...

hihi, can share with me where u get the hairband? heehee.. how u manage to get her wear it huh? mine always pull off whatever on hair.

corsage said...

qoofamilyblog:
I got it at Chateau de Sable! I like it coz it is fully covered in fabric so it doesn't scratch. She hasn't pulled at her hairbands! But she has pulled hats. haha. Should post a pic soon.

mirrror said...

That's a lovely gift from your friend. And bubbles seems to enjoy it. She'd grown so fast. Love the hairband!

zheng said...

lovely small girl

hope u and your family be happy all time.

Jacinta said...

Aww, that's so sweet of your friend. And yes, spend loads of time with your loved ones! You won't regret it. :)

corsage said...

mirror:
I was thrilled to receive it and so was she! About growing fast, I feel it all too acutely - Where's my little newborn gone?

zheng:
Thanks!!

jacinta:
I'm enjoying it very much!