Monday, December 31, 2012

My 2012

There were storms...

 
and there was peace.

 
 
There were flowers...



 
 
and creatures all around.
This one needed saving.
 
 



Sandhill cranes...





a not so friendly snapping turtle.
 

 

 
There were barns...
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
and wonder.








And beautiful colors.
 
A graduation...
 
 
 
 





First love...



a new job, luandry, cooking, cleaning and shopping.
All the things that our lives are made up of.
 
And then there was this....
 
 
A needless, sad tragedy:
 
Photos of only a few of the sweet, beautiful lives taken too soon and so unnecessarily.
I have done my 26 Acts of Kindness in their memory.
 
I hope to do many more in 2013.
 
I wish peace for the world.
I pray for no more tradegies.
I wish you all, peace, love and joy.
And most of all,
I hope you live each day
like it is your last.
 
 
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26 comments:

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Happy 2013 Jill! Love the recap of your 2012.

TexWisGirl said...

may 2013 be a kinder, gentler year.

Evi @ sexta-feira said...

Happy New Year!
Let's just hope that everything will be better in 2013...

Maple Lane said...

A beautiful reflective post, Jill. I am so very happy to have you back blogging; we all missed you greatly. God bless you in 2013.

Gloria Hood said...

great reflective post! Still working on my 26 acts of kindness. May the new year bring you many blessings!

Susan said...

Wonderful post Jill. Bless your heart!

Ellie said...

What a lovely post Jill, but I can't help feeling very sad looking at those beautiful children's faces!!!
I hope 2013 is a lucky and happy year for you :))

Nancy Claeys said...

You are such a sweet lady -- I'm so glad you found you blog again. Lol!

Wishing good things for you and your kiddoes in the coming year. xo

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

you are so sweet. great post. big big hugs. ( :

Chatty Crone said...

Loved your 2012 walk via pictures. I am still doing my 26 random acts.
To a wonderful new year - 2013! sandie♥

Lynne said...

Joys, kindness, reflection . . . very nice Jill. Wonderful to have you back into our Blog Home, Happy New Year!

Buttons said...

Happy New Year Jill it is nice to see your kind soul back in bloggerland. I do hope this next year lessons have been learned and healing will begin. HUGS B

Beth said...

A lovely post Jill! Happy New Year!

BlueShell said...

God Bless you.
Praise the Lord.

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Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Happy New Year Jill!

Jackie said...

Hope your 2013 is full of blessings and happiness...Happy New Year Jill!

Life 101 said...

Happy New Year.
My wife and I live on a small farm in rural Alabama. Our barn looked a little like the one at the top of your blog, but last year, I rebuilt it and made it solid again.
I love sitting in the hay loft and dangling my feet out the window. I can see live more clearly from there.
You're latest follower.
Rick

Sonya @ Under the Desert Sky said...

There you are!! I've missed seeing you around.

Happy New Year!!

Raindrops and Daisies said...

Hi Jill

I am so so glad to see you back.

I haven't been blogging lately because I have had no computer but I have missed you over the last while

I would just like to wish you and your family a
very happy and healthy 2013

Fiona

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Beautiful tribute to 2012 Jill. Great blog by the way. Happy New Year!!

~Keith

Madi and Mom said...

Jill oh my goodness this is just beautiful and I cannot tell you how much I have missed your inspirational, heartfelt post.
Lots of hugs and Happy New Year.
Madi and Mom

Debbie said...

A gentle thoughtful entry Jill. May 2013 be kinder to all of us!

Rosemary said...

Beautiful look back Jill, wishing you peace and joy for 2013.

Bee Lady said...

Looks like you had a pretty balanced year....until the end. So sad. Glad you are blogging again. I will be soon.

Cindy Bee

PS - Made it back safely from Anniversary/New Years Eve celebrating.

A Journey Called Life said...

That's a nice recap!

Those sweet children - thank you for posting their photos. So heartbreaking to think that someone could be so evil to take them away from their lives, their future, their parents, and everyone who loves them.