A Haven for Vee

Friday, December 31, 2010

Waiting for the Ball...

Dear 2010,

It is with great joy that I say goodbye. Great. Very. You've been a truly rotten year on so many levels. I never would've thought it possible until I lived it. Does that make me a survivor?
Hoping (praying, too) that your successor will do better. 
No fond farewells from me,
Yup,  that's what I'd say if I could write 2010 a letter.

Thank you to each and every one who found your way to this corner in Blogdom. You have made the year bearable and kept me sane. ( Let's not question this. ;> )

Here's to a much happier, healthier and prosperier prosperous New Year!


  1. I agree on many levels, Vee. May this new year ahead bring us to a deeper level of love, peace, joy, gratefulness and all that is good ♥

  2. “Hope is that thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops... at all. ”

    Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)

    May you and yours be blessed with hope in the coming year dear Vee!

  3. Yes, Vee. You are a survivor.
    It's been a delight to get to know you this year. Looking forward to a better year next year.

  4. Wishes for a much better 2011...you couldn't have said it better!

  5. 2011 promises to be a very interesting year for us. Here's hoping that it is interesting and less stressful for your family.

    So glad we could save your sanity. For sure, you are one of the sanest people I "know".

    I look forward to another year of posts from you at A Haven for Vee.

  6. My sentiments exactly! A Very Happy New Year to you and yours!

  7. Vee,
    I know you have had a tough year. I wish you a wonderful 2011. I truly enjoy your blog and your visits.


  8. My sentiments as well, Vee, Praying for many blessings for you and your family this year!
    Much love,

  9. My heart has broken for you this year, and I know that you want to quickly slam that book shut and give it a fling! I will pray that 2011 will be a year of renewal for you.

  10. Icy there, hu? ,-)

    Now that you want to look forward to 2011, come over and read what *my man Charles* has to say... Wheeeee... -sigh-

    Gentle New Years hugs, anyway...

  11. Praying that 2011 will bring back the joy in your life.

  12. Who could blame you for feeling that way after the year you've just been through? I would say you are definitely a survivor.
    I hope that 2011 is a much better year for you.

  13. Vee,

    I am ready to kick this year to the curb too. I realized the other day that I spent a goodly part of it being sick. Here's to health, happiness, and hopeful days ahead.

    Happy New Year!

  14. Wishing the very best for you and your family in 2011...God Bless!


  15. Dear Vee,

    This year ended for me on a high high note. My young friend, who had ovarian cancer and underwent chemo etc., was pronounced cancer free on Tuesday.

    Jeff and I wept with joy and gratitude. Grateful is how I'm signing off from 2010. Let's hope we all do better next year.


    Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

  16. Here's to a better year for all of us! Happy New Year to you and yours! ~Cheryl

  17. Happy New Year. May 2011 bring you joy and contentment!

  18. I could not agree more...dear lady.

    Happy New Year to you,


  19. So understand and so agree...I would have never thought I would have survived through our trials...only by the grace of God. Unemployment, loss of house...the list is just too long, but He was faithful and I look forward to this new year and seeing His faithfulness again...may your New Year be more than you could ever dreamed!!! Wonderful dreams come true!!
    Happy New Years!!! I have enjoyed getting to stop by your blog and visit!!

  20. OH do leave 2010. I feel for you Vee. . you have had such difficult days. .surely next year will be brighter and full of promise for you dear bloggy friend.

  21. i'm sorry this was such a terrible, horrible,
    no good year. this next one can only be

    i pray that you are astounded by His love,
    care, and bounty this year.


  22. DITTO! happy new year to you and your family vee.

  23. Wishing you and yours a new year filled with blessings! You are truly a blessing to me in the way that you see beauty in the same things I might look at and not notice. I'm so thankful for the way you share your beliefs and faith. May 2011 be everything you said!

  24. I so hear you!!! Some years are so difficult that you cannot wait for them to end! I have had a few myself.

    I love the antique postcard image--it is one of the loveliest I've ever seen!
    Hope & pray that the coming year treats you much better!

  25. Well cheers to you my fried. I'm toasting you with a cup of coffee this am, since I was in bed by 8:45 last night.

    Happy New Year wishes to you and John!

  26. Amen and Hallelujah. 2011 just has to be an improvement...


  27. I have much to look forward to in 2011 so I am looking forward, too, Vee!

    I hope you and John and your fmaily have a new year full of good health (the best wealth in life!), much happiness and many new blessings!

    Love, Pat

  28. I'm glad to see 2010 gone, too... and pray that this new year will bring blessings on your family, ours, and all the others who read this blog and keep in touch via this electronic means... where we are so far away, and yet so near to each other!

  29. Happy New Year Vee! 2010 was a rough year but not entirely terrible :)


  30. Hi Vee - just wanted to wish you a wonderful 2011 filled with nothing but good things and blessings from above!

    I know how you feel - I've been there, too. I'm sure we all have. It's been an extremely tough year for you, and so you just let it go! Dwell on the positive, look forward to what 2011 has to bring, have some fun now that you're freer to move about, kick up your heels!

    I'm praying for you, friend!

  31. I too am ready for a new year...2010 not my fav either.

    Happy New Year and blessings to you and yours!

  32. Youhave had a difficult year Vee but you have come through and I know that you are stronger for it. None of us like the difficult times b ut they are the times that grow us in faith. I can only say this having had a very difficult year here too.

  33. Ditto what Barbara said...you have handled it well.

    Psalms 37:23,24 from the NLT My word for the year from God last night =]

  34. Oh, I agree with you 100% Vee. It's been a terrible year overall, yet not without joy. Odd, really. I wonder how I'll feel about it when I look back on 2010 in another decade.

  35. Happy New Year to you as well, Vee!! May it be a good one for all of us.



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