Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

Andrew opening his Ironman toys
with his Mommy helping him.

Nathan as Indiana Jones

(l to r) Megan, Nathan, Andrew, Matthew

Nathan is playing guitar while his sister sings.

Megan entertaining us by singing Christmas songs.

Matthew in his goggles with his Nerf gun.

He's a character!

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and that this new year will bring peace, happiness, and happiness. I hope it is going to turn out a lot better than what is being projected.

We had a nice Christmas Holiday. My brother and his wife came for the first time in over 10 years. It was a thrill for me, my sister, and my mother to have all the siblings together. My sister-in-law is a changed woman. Up until a year ago, we had no relationship at all. She had the attitude that we were my brother's family and she married HIM not US. In 25 years of marriage, we were invited to their home twice. After some traumatic times with her blowing her top (after drinking too much), we just gave up trying to have anything to do with them.

A few years ago, my SIL was effected by Rheumatoid Arthritis. It hit her hard and fast. To try to get some of her life back, she saw a doctor who specializes in RA and she started going to an acupuncturist. Thelittle Chinese doctor, told my SIL that in order to get better she had to let go of all the anger, resentment and bitterness in her heart. Carrying those toxic emotions and feelings were keeping her from being healthy.

Over a few years, she really worked on healing her inner self and since May of 2006, we have been building a relationship. She has softened and she has been loving and kind. It is something I NEVER expected to happen and I am so grateful that things are so much better.

I learned Never to say Never. LOL

I posted a few pictures of our grandchildren which were taken during our family celebration. We had such a good time with them.


Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Glad Christmas was such a great family affair. Happy New Year :o)

Beth said...

That's a great story about your SIL. Negative emotions can certainly affect our physical well-being! I hope she is doing better.

Sounds like you all had lots of fun!

Hugs, Beth

Jan said...

The pictures of your Grandchildren are lovely ,how Matthew has grown up ,what happened to that baby ? lol I am so pleased to hear the story about your sister in law ,she must feel so much better about herself .A Very Happy New Year to you and Dennis and all the family Jan xx

Rose said...

glad she saw the light. some never do. The kids are getting so BIG and so blond!! xox