Wednesday, January 05, 2011

The Comeback

To quote an old Counting Crows song, "It's been a long December and there's reason to believe maybe this year will be better than the last."

The last few months have easily been the toughest of my life. The Mr. and I have been through one of the worst things a young couple can experience together. I've been put through the physical and emotional "wringer." And I lived to tell about it.


And despite this being the worst of times, in some ways it has yielded the best of things. I love my husband more than ever. I'm closer with my family. I have more faith. God is closer. I am stronger. I see how precious life really is. My priorities are different.

It's a new year and I have faith that 2011 will bring better times.

So consider this my comeback to blogging. I've missed you all dearly and it warms my heart to hear that some of you missed me too. Writing, and now blogging, has always been a passion of mine, and the bonus of connecting with and befriending such amazing people is a huge added bonus. I love you all. Happy 2011.

57 comments:

Miss Chelsea said...

Welcome back! Hope things just go up from here for you

The Fabulous Life of a Coach's Wife said...

Welcome back! I hope 2011 is full of wonderful things for you and your family. I'm excited to start reading your posts again!

Mrs.Olson said...

WOOT WOOT !!!

Jess said...

SO good to hear from you!!!

I'm sorry to hear that you've been going through such a rough time. I'll pray that thing ease up in 2011!

Sweet Simplicity said...

Welcome back! I've missed you!

Ally said...

I was JUST thinking of you! :) Glad to hear you are back! I missed you!

Meghan said...

Welcome back! You have been missed. I'm so sorry you have dealt with some tough things lately. Sending many thoughts and prayers your way!

Dee Stephens said...

New Year and a new start! hope things shape up!

Kaitlin said...

Happy new Year and welcome back! I hope the coming year brings you joy and happiness!

Megan said...

Welcome back! You've definitely been missed!

Café Moka said...

Welcome back!

Mrs. Potts said...

Welcome back. I'm sad to hear that you guys have gone through such a tough time, but I'm glad that you're looking ahead to 2011 so positively!

The Shabby Princess said...

YAY!!! So glad you're back to blogging.

So sorry that you were going through a rough time, but, I love your attitude and optimism.

Welcome back hun!

moderndaywife said...

Welcome back! Sad to hear about your struggles, but 2011 is a new year with lots of promise!(new follower by the way)-Lauren :-)

Aly @ Analyze This said...

Well hello there, friend!! Glad you're back :)

Jenelle "rella ella ella" said...

i was just thinking about you yesterday and was going to send a "hope all is well email"this morning...2011 will be better!

d.a.r. said...

I've been thinking about you and hoping you were okay. I hope 2011 is much better!!

Laura said...

I understand you thoughts. 2010 was a tough year for us as well. I pray that 2011 brings you many blessings and peace at heart with whatever happened in 2010. Welcome back to blogging. :)

Fabiola said...

Welcome back!!!
I love your attitude, I might have to borrow from you a little bottle of optimism ; )

Becky said...

Glad you are back! Many prayers to you and your husband. Hope this year will provide far more happiness!

michelle ellis said...

I'm so happy that you are back, I've truly missed you!

I'm very sorry that the past few months have been so hard. God is wonderful and will see you through these times. Praying for you!

Miss V said...

So happy to have you back in the blogosphere!! xoxo

Christina said...

Welcome back. Here's to a happy and healthy 2011 for you!

Breanna and Matt said...

Yay! Your back! I missed your posts about finance, travel and everything else! Sorry that you had a rough time and I hope that 2011 brings you many happy memories!

Anna said...

I'm so glad you're back!

Dixie Bell Designs said...

Welcome back! You were missed! I'm so sorry you have been having a rough couple of months! :( Here's to hoping 2011 is better for you!

Miss Sweet Tea said...

I was just thinking about you and your blog yesterday...glad you are back! I hope this year is good to you!

Pammy Ponders @ Reflectorville said...

best wishes for 2011, good to see you back.

Chardonnay said...

So glad you're back! I'm sorry that things have been tough. I hope they're improving. You have a huge support system here!

Rachel said...

I really love your blog and have been praying for you. I will continue to do so! Glad you're back !:)

Lindsay said...

So glad to see you back in my feed today!

N said...

Glad to see you are back, i've missed reading your posts. I hope 2011 is a better year, I will pray for you and your DH.

Ashley @ KiwisandCocktails said...

Welcome back!! So sorry 2010 has been so hard. I hope 2011 treats you much better! :)

Lindsay said...

Welcome back! I've missed reading your posts!

Jessy said...

I missed you!!! Glad you are back! Hope everything works out! "Our faith does not lie in trusting God to stop the storm but in trusting Him to enable us to walk through the storm..."
Keep your head up high and just keep swimming!

AllyceR said...

Happy to see you back! Sounds like you have a great outlook for the new year and I can't wait to see what is in store for your blog!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Yay!!!! Welcome back!!! I'm you both are healthy and happy!

Sarah @Newlywed and Decorating said...

Welcome back! I'm sorry for what you had to go through but I'm glad you're feeling stronger than ever! Hope your 2011 is wonderful!

amybyrd said...

welcome back, I too hope you have a better 2011!

California Wife said...

So glad you're back!! I hope your 2011 is off to a great start so far, I'm sure there are wonderful things coming your way this year.

Ker said...

HI!!! Welcome back!! Thanks again for the SWA advice!

Ker said...

PS is the "... and More" new in your blog name??

Shaina said...

So good to hear from you! I have been thinking of you. I am sorry you've been through some hard times and I am hoping that things start to look up! xxoo

Sonya said...

Glad you're back! I have been thinking about you! Praying things will be better in 2011!

{Louisiana.Bride} said...

So glad your back! I am praying this year is better for you. I had a rough year in 2009 and should have backed off blogging...led to a depressing blog for awhile.

Perfectly Imperfect said...

2011 is going to be awesome for y'all I just know it!

love you girl.. glad you're back!

L A C E Y said...

good to hear from you! welcome back. best wishes in 2011.

Jennifer said...

Welcome back! I was just thinking today that I hadn't "heard" from you!

Emily @ Longley's in San Diego said...

Glad to hear you're back and better!

Rachel said...

Glad you are back, I've always enjoyed reading your posts! I hope things are looking up for you in 2011!

Rachel said...

So happy to see this post pop up in my reader...made my day :) Welcome back!

I think you should plan an East Coast visit in 2011...just saying!

Shoshanah said...

I know I'm a little late, but welcome back! I've definitely missed catching up with you on here! Glad to hear that things are doing better and I really hope things stay that way!

Brittney @ ourpovertywithaview.com said...

Welcome back! I hope 2011 treats you and the hubby well!!

Lucky in Love said...

Wishing you the very best my friend! Glad you hear you came out of whatever troubles you were having and are looking forward. Here!

Jessica @ Acting Adult said...

I'm glad that you are back! I hope 2011 is better for all of us - mine is already better, so I hope yours is too!

Nicole said...

Welcome back! I've been keeping you in my prayers. I hope things are looking up.

Alex and Jill said...

Happy to see you're back! It sounds like 2010 wasn't a great year for you guys...I'm sorry. Praying blessings on your family in 2011!

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