Monday, January 20, 2014

New Beginnings

Good Monday morning!  It is a new day!  A new year!  And a new beginning.  This past year was a difficult, and turbulent year for our family.  Many things contributed to that.  Losing our dear Nana.  A health issue, nearly losing our sick dog.  Those are just some of the things that made these past several months hard.  In November, we found out that Greg would be losing his job.  What a way to end the year, eh?  It was certainly not good news.  And we were very worried about things to come.  But it wasn't all doom and gloom either.  We knew we had some options to deal with.  Some are not so lucky.  But it was not the kind of news one is happy to receive, only weeks before Christmas.  Or ever.
This is one of my very favorite photos of Greg.  Taken last summer on Big Bear Lake.
Today, he left here bright and early, to begin his new job.  We are so thankful.  I woke up early today too.  I will be thinking about him all day.
We are hopeful that 2014 will be a much better year for our family.
Today, I have a very grateful heart.
XO  Kris

44 comments:

Diane said...



Me too!!!!!!!

Patrica said...

It's one thing when we make a change for ourselves and quite another when we are forced to change, very much more stressful. I'm hopeful that this will be a good fit for your husband and grateful that he was able to find a new job in these times. Good wishes going out to you and yours. My motto for this year is Expect Good Things and that is what I shall keep in mind for you!

podso said...

A good beginning to the new year with a new job. Hope he is having a good day!

Home Meadows said...

Congratulations to your husband his new job. I hope he will like it and enjoy his work. I hope 2014 is a great year for you and your family. Heather

Dawn said...

Kris, I didn't know about the job thing, so sorry, and hope the new job is just perfect for your family. Text me and fill me in:)

Debbie said...

Oh Kris I am sure this wasn't easy news to hear especially with that timing, but yes how blessed you are to have options, as soo many who have stood in those shoes don't. And a new job already and a new beginning! Praying all goes well with him and his new position, and that the Lord will bless his efforts abundantly! I know you have spoken of how hard this last year was, and yet I look at you and see a grateful, happy heart and know you are a strong lady who will grow from life's adversities instead of be defeated. How blessed that makes you too! Enjoy this day! And I will be anxiously awaiting to hear how it all went for Greg too! HUGS

NanaNor's said...

Congrat's to Greg on his new job. May it be a dream job and so much better than his last one. May God's favor rest on him with his new boss and the staff.
Love the photo of him.
Hugs and love,
Noreen

Patty Marker said...

Praying for Greg today sweet friend. Life is so unpredictable. Someday you will look back on the last couple of months with great memories of the extra time you and Greg got to spend together while he was out of work. Thinking of you and so happy things are turning around.

Pam said...

That is a GREAT photo of him! Sending him good vibes on his new job today. I hope this year ahead is much better for you guys! xoxo

Gloria Baker said...

Congrats dear Kris:))
He looks happy in this picture:))
all the best!!

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Oh my gosh I am so happy to hear this!!! I had just sent you an email today. We have ESP I think.

Sinta Renee said...

What a great day... it's amazing that he got a new job. I hope he likes it! You all have been through a lot this past year. I am sure that this year will bring positive changes and many blessings to you!

From the Kitchen said...

I'm so glad to hear that things are looking up for you!
Also hope that your husband likes his new job.

Best,
Bonnie

Poppy said...

Good luck to your Greg and his new job!

xo
Poppy

Kelli said...

Good luck on his new job! I am happy he was able to find one so soon.

Susanne said...

Kris, I understand completely the need to put last year behind us and put it all to rest. Your husband is so lucky to have found a new job. If last year wasn't enough of a jolt to a lot of us with the loss of loved ones and other crazy things. It would be so good to start this new year on a bright note, but for me it is not so...will be posting again in the next few days, unfortunately it won't be good.
(((HUGS))) Susanne :(

Deb~in~Denver said...

Great news! I know this is going to be a wonderful year for all of you!

Kerri said...

Here's to a new and even better year! When one door closes...sometimes a new and better one opens. Good luck to Greg on his new job...I hope he had a great first day!

Betsy said...

My dear Kris. I'm praying for you and for Greg as he begins his new job. Life sure has some twists and turns doesn't it? If you're like me, I'm the worrier in the family. Your family is strong though and I'm sure has grown even closer through the many trials you've faced this past year. May God bless you with a happier time in the future and for continued grace in the days ahead.
Blessings,
Betsy

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Kris, IT is a new year, a new beginning and I wish for you and your family a blessed year in all aspects of life. You are a dear person and I'm so happy to have you as a blog friend. I wish your husband good luck with his new job and just to remember the first few weeks of anything new are always difficult and take a little time to get into the rhythm. thanks for sharing, xoRobin

priscilla said...

That's great Kris ! Very happy for your family !

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Jeanna said...

2013 was a very challenging year for you and your family...we dealt with a few difficulties ourselves. 2014 is starting out much better for you and I pray the good fortune will continue. Hope Greg enjoys what he is doing!

Mereknits said...

Good luck to Greg with his new job. I hope he is as thrilled with them as I know they are going to be with him. Here is to a wonderful 2014, with health, happiness and creativity.
Hugs to you dear Kris,
Meredith

Amy at love made my home said...

I didn't know about Greg's situation, but I am SO GLAD for him that he has a new job, I hope that it is wonderful, that he loves it and that he keeps it for a long time (well, assuming he wants it for a long time of course!!). It sounds as though things are on the up for your family, which has to be a good start to 2014 hey. Here's to a wonderful year for you and your family!! xx

Debby said...

A new job and new beginnings. So glad for this news.

Grammy Staffy said...

I am so glad that you have a hopeful, happy heart. I'm glad that Greg found work so quickly. I'm sure this will be a good year for you.
I surely did not plan to start the year having 2 hour surgery but I'm doing well.... Hugs, Lura

Gracie Saylor said...

Now I understand better why you typed that 2013 was a year you were glad was ending! I join my prayers with others who love you, asking God to continue to comfort and bless you, Greg, and your family, Kris. xx

Holly said...

My thoughts will be with Geeps too. Hope things work out for him and he loves what he is doing. Is it the family business or something else? Hope the commute isn't too bad. Sure do miss you. I need some Kris time. It's been too long.

Jann Olson said...

Oh Kris, I knew that you had something difficult happen to you last Nov. but didn't know what. That would be hard, especially at our age. So happy that he has a new job, and I am sure that it will be a blessing! The Lord works in mysterious ways. Sometimes things that seem the worst turn out to be the best! Love the photo of your hubby. Looks like one happy camper! I know you will miss your Nana. What a grand lady she was!
hugs,
Jann

Joolz said...

I'm glad he has a new job, it must have been a very stressful time. We lost a loved family member so it was good to say goodbye to 2013 - lets hope 2014 will be kinder to us all.
I really enjoy your blog and am grateful to have found you and your family here.

Cheers - Joolz xx

Astri Bowlin said...

Oh a new job...a new beginning Kris! Is Greg still in the same field as my hubby? Best wishes and good luck to you both.

Patty Antle said...

Hope his week is going well with Greg's new job. I know the feeling as we went through this a few times. We found that the changes were always good for us. Hope you find the same thing. :)

Val said...

Cheers, to the best year, ever.

The Garden Bell - Kate said...

Good news dear friend. Glad he found something this quickly. Sure hope it's something he will enjoy too. It's a new year with new beginnings. I for one was happy to say good bye to 2013.

corners of my life said...

Such a positive post to follow your challenging year. All the best to you and Greg . . .

Teresa Kasner said...

Kris.. I'm sorry I missed this post..
*C*O*N*G*R*A*T*U*L*A*T*I*O*N*S*!* to Greg for his new job! I hope to hear more about it! I am wishing that 2014 will be a banner year for you and your wonderful family. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Nicolle said...

This reminds me of a line from one of my favorite songs, and I sing it all the time to myself..."Hope is what we crave". I love that there is hope and I pray that 2014 is a WONDERFUL year for you and your entire family. xo

Beverly Frankeny said...

As hard as the last year ended...seems like the new year has gotten off to a good start. Thank goodness!! Hope all works out well! And you are right...that is a great pic of your honey!!

Linda said...

Amen!
I know how worried you were....
Best of luck to your Greg...
Cheers!
Linda:o)

Debbiedoos said...

Cheers to new beginnings Kris! Best of luck to Greg.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Best wishes and Good luck to you husband in his new job, Kris! New beginnings can be exciting!

Taciana Simmons said...

That is so nice that you stay positive and believing in better days... I'll be this king about you hot hand praying that this job will be even better than the last one. Lots of live my dear friend :)

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

It's a stressful time, losing a job and starting another...I'm glad he found one so quickly! XO