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Tuesday, January 01, 2008

New Year!

Happiness is a choice! I totally understand and definitely agree with that; however, tonight, I just can't quite write HAPPY New Year without Christi. Holidays are really, really hard!

The little iPod Shuffle worked like a charm on our three hour drive to my sister's house. Shayla listened to "Junie B. Jones" and to her songs both ways. Although I was so looking forward to spending time with my family, I didn't even want to admit it was New Years. Perhaps that is why I was sound asleep on their living room floor by 10PM. OK, (hee hee) perhaps not, but I did find it quite humorous that the little ones had to wake me up to tell me it was a New Year. I did hop up to snap their picture, wearing their party hats, before going to bed.

On our way home this afternoon, we spent nearly two hours at "Jungle Jim's" in Fairfield - that amazing international grocery store we all love. Little did we know that we'd run into horrible driving conditions (ice and blowing snow) and that it would take us a much long time to get home once we headed north. (Thankful for those Jungle Jim goodies I might add. Smile.) I am hoping the weather improves overnight. I have to drive Shayla two hours to Columbus in the morning to meet with the new ear specialist. I really do not want to reschedule this appointment, unless I have to. (I've already loaded her iPod with another book, hee hee!)

In my former classroom was a sign I posted stating "For every minute you are angry, you lose 60 seconds of happiness." I am trying very hard to get back to that attitude, but - until then - New Year's Greetings to you all! May your 2008 be abundantly filled with peace, happiness and good health!


At 2/1/08 8:00 AM, Anonymous Lisa in south Florida said...

Angela I'm wishing you, Shayne and Shayla peace, comfort and good health throughout 2008. Thank you for inspiring others with your blog and sharing your life. You guys are in my prayers & thoughts every day!

At 2/1/08 8:25 AM, Blogger Olivia said...

Wishing you a very blessed 2008, Thomas Team. The holidays are always hard. Please know I thought of you so many times throughout them.

I hope you're able to make Shayla's appointment with no rescheduling needed.

Loads of love,

At 2/1/08 9:30 AM, Blogger nikki the red said...

happy new year thomas team! i too am trying to be positive this year. that is my main goal. christi always lived positively, so i figured, if she could do it through the pain, i can do it too!! love you guys!!

nikki from the blogathon!

At 2/1/08 1:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As soon as I post this messages I'm sending up prayers for you all, that He will hold you even tighter this year.


At 2/1/08 2:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Every year you had a slogan regarding Christi's cancer... How about this one for 2008: A Cure Can't Wait for 2008. We need one now.


At 2/1/08 9:41 PM, Anonymous Kait said...


I would love to see a picture of Miss Shayla with her new iPod. I too have a pink iPod(not the shuffle, but the nano).

At 3/1/08 8:54 AM, Blogger Megan said...

May the new year bring you many blessings!!!!!!!!!

At 4/1/08 7:35 PM, Blogger Sheila Ferrell said...

I found a recent video of pictures on youtube that I thought you would enjoy. I pray for you and your family every day.


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