This year has seen many new friends, challenges in the quilting arena, , deadlines to meet, and joy when they were met. The batik stash has been almost depleted. Bags were made and posted everywhere . The last one is for a friend who lives close by.
Hugh had his spinal surgery, we welcomed a new ginger boy, calling him Boris, ( The Warrior in Slavic language), Felicity is still the matriarch of our family, at 17 years old. We visited That's Frankie and her 12 hour old foal Crazy Daisy, Ginger Boy came, had his breakfast, and left for the day, Our family had adventures , Josh on his bike or Danielle on her horse, Fire at first, then Joey, Josh received his NCEA level 2 certificate and is off to Victoria University in 2016.The tall trees grew, the firewood pile looks good for next winter, and flowers bloom in all their glorious colours.
I thank you all for your wonderful friendship, care, prayers, and support through the hard days and months over the last 2 years, this has meant so much to me and I have been so grateful and thankful, and for each of you, my hopes are for happiness, good health, love and laughter, and may 2016 be kind and generous to each and every one.
I finish with the quote from Jake Bailey, the Head Monitor of Christchurch Boys High School . His inspiring words embody the qualities of love and strength , and he has gone from giving this speech.... to a long stay in hospital for treatment.... to win the Massey University Quote of the year 2015.
" Here's the thing - none of us get out of life alive. So be gallant, be great, be gracious, and be grateful for the opportunities that you have"
Greetings from Jean