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"Savoring" moments

Written by Sue, December 31, 2012                     partly sunny cool temps. 50's.. a beautiful day is in store..

The view from my kitchen window this morning.

 On this last day of 2012, God took the time to paint me a beautiful picture, reminding me once again of His Majestic Glory, also to remember to "savor" moments of each day. Sometimes they come early in the day, other times throughout the day, sometimes they come at the end of the day. You see "savor" was my word for 2012,  I like taking a word, or phrase for the new year, many times "savor" caused me to pause, take a deep breath, and just "savor" the moment. ~smile~ With all of the new technology, and busy schedules, it is so easy to just be "to busy". I am sure there were moments that should have been savored,but because of my busyness I missed it, but for every moment that was savored, I am so thankful.

 One thing I found out was that no matter what circumstances were going on in my life, these moments would come,(especially during the remodeling. ~smile~) and I knew "WHO" had sent them, because "HE" loves me, this I know for the Bible tells me so.  I am especially thankful for my beautiful sunrise this morning. God's timing is perfect!!
I am so looking forward to this new year, and of more savoring moments, and of my new word or phrase.

My prayer for you on this beautiful last day of 2012, is that your savoring moments are many, trust me they will come, because God loves you too, and He will send them your way.
"Wishing you a most blessed and Happy New year"
Much love,
James 1:17~ Every good gift, and every perfect is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation, or shadow of turning.
Here is another savoring moment for me,(taken this morning)this last day of 2012,  I am savoring it's last day, yes, there are a few unopened presents under the tree, Dh and I are saving them for tonight. Last evening dh heard a noise and he found that an ornament had fallen among other fallen ornaments. I would say that when this happens, it is about time to pack it away, wouldn't you. lol


Janette's Sage/Simply Your Decor December 31, 2012 at 9:34 AM  

Oh I woke up this morning and prayed for you, so what a joy to read this post. Yes savor...I am still learning and I am so glad you savored through the year...God knew what was coming when you picked that word.

Happy New Year...enjoy!!!

Vee December 31, 2012 at 10:05 AM  

Oh we have bookend posts today. Well I do think probably it's time to take down a fresh tree, but how I wish that everyone would save a faux tree just to fully enjoy and appreciate and SAVOR the full Twelve Days of Christmas. To each her own, of course. Some are eager to be on to the new and some, like me, wish to savor those lights and that quiet time in the mornings and evenings by the tree.

I'll be waiting to see what's next over here and, of course, there's a big reveal coming at some point I hope. You certainly have worked hard to get to that place.

Enjoy your quiet evening. We're still discussing whether we'll join our church family for the New Year's Eve service or just crash at home.

Littlest grand was having nothing more than breakfast today. No amount of enticing motivated him to want to spend more time at Nonni's.

Debbie December 31, 2012 at 10:32 AM  

Good morning Sue...what a beautiful view out your window! So glad you shared it with us. Yes, how I have tried to "savor" the moments, as there are many of them. Sometimes they come surrounded by many moments of difficult life, which make them all the more special. God loves me! Still amazes me every time. Who am I that He would take the time to bless me like that in such a personal way? Don't know, but He does!

Happy new year to you and your family Sue! May the Lord bless you and keep you in 2013!

Yep, time to take down the tree over here too. : )

Thank you soo much for your prayers!

Debbie December 31, 2012 at 10:42 AM  

I'm so glad that you did a post this morning, and it blessed those who read it. You really did get some surprises added to your 2012 list this year didn't you! Handyman and I alway wonder when we plan a project what else will go wrong and we'll have to work that in too. Oh well, it keeps us active and out of trouble! :D
I hope 2013 is a year that will rock the church in America. It needs rockin' to wake us up and get us busy. I'm waiting to see what your word is for 1013.
Have a wonderful New Year beginning!

Carol December 31, 2012 at 12:48 PM  

Beautiful thoughts for the last day of 2012! When you said the Bible tells me so, it made me think of the song I learned in primary Sunday school, The B-I-B-L-E. Do you remember that song? Anyway, thank you for giving me inspiration to start 2013 in a positive way. Happy New Year to you, Sue!


Walking on Sunshine December 31, 2012 at 1:18 PM  

Our tree is all away and packed up for next year. It's Olivia's birthday in a few days and I never like to have it up for her celebration and it takes awhile to get the house put back. I still keep our lighted house collection up and a few other winter items. I hope you have a nice celebration!

Lea also known as "CiCi" December 31, 2012 at 1:54 PM  

This was such a nice post to end the year on and a blessing for me to read. Just a gorgeous picture! May the Lord shine His face on you this new year!

Farm Girl December 31, 2012 at 2:16 PM  

Such lovely thoughts my sweet friend.
I hope that this year is a bit easier than 2012 was.
As always you inspire me with your words. I look forward to getting caught up soon. Have a Happy New Year

Cheryl December 31, 2012 at 2:28 PM  

What a lovely post, Sue! Yes, "savor" is a beautiful word, and such an important concept in our lives. I need to practice it more...choosing the best over the good.

Like Vee, I am eager for a grand reveal, once you add the "love" back into your home (although I sincerely doubt that it really ever left!). But I know what you mean...you mean the personal homey touches that show personality and show care for the people who live in the home. I can't wait to see it!

He has been so good to us, hasn't He?

Happy New Year to you, Sue!

Mrs.Rabe December 31, 2012 at 3:50 PM  

I like that word savor too! It holds so much meaning.

What a year you have had and I am so thankful that you found those moments to savor!

Happy New Year!


NanaNor's December 31, 2012 at 4:41 PM  

Dear Sue, I love your word for this last year and look forward to reading your new word. I too always love to see what the Lord impresses on me, in a word for the coming year. My word this new year is Rejoice.
We took down all the decorations today and polished the floors etc-starting with a clean home and heart. From my heart & home, New Year's Blessings to you and yours.
Love, Noreen

Lorraine December 31, 2012 at 5:18 PM  

Sending the biggest and warmest wishes for a very Happy New Year to a very talented and sweet blogging lady! :)

Jenni January 1, 2013 at 2:19 AM  

Hello, precious friend Sue.... Happy New Year! May the new year bring much joy and peace to you and yours.....

Oh,and I jsut got my first look at Jack!! He SO DARLING!

Hugs and best wishes,

Southern Lady January 1, 2013 at 6:22 AM  

What a beautiful way to say goodbye to 2012, and welcome the New Year. I hope this year brings you and your sweet family many more glorious sunrises and sunsets like that one. Thank you for sharing it and your sweet spirit and faith with us.

travelintoadventure@gmail.com January 1, 2013 at 10:41 AM  

Glad you posted -- it captured part of my feelings and thoughts -- I love early mornings - I love my walks and there I give much thanks to the Lord above..Even though I did not have a Christmas tree this year the spirit of the season was with me and I am sad it past by so fast for me..but The true meaning of the season will stay with me forever and always!! Looking forward to a New Year -- I am..
Hugs.. may this Year be the Best EVER!!!

Cheryl @ TFD January 1, 2013 at 5:10 PM  

Beautiful post, Sue. I love the word 'savor' and find as I get older that I stop to savor and appreciate special moments even more. Here's to many such moments for us all this New Year. Oh, one more thing...I love your beautiful sunrise photo!
Happy New Year to you and yours!!

Patsy January 1, 2013 at 5:42 PM  

Thanks Sue for following my blogs and your comments.

Elena January 2, 2013 at 12:04 AM  

Happy New Year Sue! I have so enjoyed reading your blog this past year and years before. You are such an encouragement to me. James 1:17 really ministered to me, thank you so much for sharing it. God bless you!

Nellie's Cozy place January 2, 2013 at 9:48 AM  

Morning Sue,
and Happy New year hon. Loved that morning sunset.........I too, am always just so amazed by the Lords
creativity, and think how awful and boring our world would be without it,
or if he had just decided to make it black and white. Now I think black and white can look pretty crisp and nice, but sure wouldn't want to live in a black and white world. lol

I am so pleased and happy to be back in touch with you once again.
For some reason I have lost my complete blogroll other than the ones that were on my actual blog.
Guess blogger as rearranged things
so much I can't figure out where it is now............sometimes wish they would just leave well enough alone. Know what I mean!! lol
Oh well, guess that will never happen....lol

You have a great day hon,
and May your New Year be blessed in abundance, and may He continue to use our blogs to honor himself.
Love and Blessings, Nellie

Rebecca January 2, 2013 at 12:04 PM  

What a beautiful sight with which to close 2012. May God bless your New Year with MUCH to savor and the ability to recognize it :)

You ARE special, Sue. Really special.

Debbie January 2, 2013 at 8:53 PM  

I love the word savor. After the more hectic years of raising the girls, I am finally beginning (just beginning) to learn the grace. I love that your husband left some presents to open. I want to copy that for next year. What a GREAT way to savor the season!

I really hope that 2013 is a year for BOTH of us to get back to more of a blog normal. I have missed writing mine, and I have missed reading yours!

Christine January 2, 2013 at 8:58 PM  

I love how you see so many wonderful things and share them with us.
I too, think it special that presents are left to ponder and savor.

Rose of Sharon January 2, 2013 at 11:03 PM  

Beautiful post Sue! I strive to stop and savor every moment too! I hope that you have a wonderful 2013!!!

Sunny January 3, 2013 at 2:57 PM  

Savor .... an excellent word. Certainly food for thought, Sue. Thanks for the message in this post. Have a blessed new year!

Happy@Home January 3, 2013 at 6:12 PM  

What a beautiful post this is, Sue. As I get older I am trying to savor each and every moment as it comes. That is a very good choice of words for the year.
Your photo of the sky is breathtaking.
Wishing you many blessings and much happiness in the new year.

Lorraine January 5, 2013 at 9:30 PM  

Hello Dear Sue! We just finished putting away the last of our Christmas decorations today. Thought I would be able to give the floors a good cleaning but just didn't get to it.

The view from your window is indeed, a beautiful picture! Thank you for sharing it :)

bj January 6, 2013 at 11:23 AM  

Thanks so much for coming by and leaving sweet words.
Also, thanks for this beautiful post.

bj January 6, 2013 at 11:23 AM  

Thanks so much for coming by and leaving sweet words.
Also, thanks for this beautiful post.

OurSearsKitHome January 9, 2013 at 12:05 PM  

Savoring is a wonderful blessing. It goes hand in hand with gratitude and joy.
Your home looks glorious! What a blessing to be done, and to have fixed issues before they worsened!
I shall be thinking of you making it back into home.
Your tree is so beautiful. I'm just sitting here looking at it!
Oh....I have the exact same farm sink that you do. I love it, and although I am very careful, I have about 9 chips in 2 years! So I would get a mat or liner for it asap. Shaw makes them, too. I haven't gotten one yet, but I must.

Paula January 10, 2013 at 9:33 PM  

Oh, Sue~ I didn't know you had posted anything! I'm so far behind on blogging I've been trying to get caught up with everyone... and what a pleasant surprise to see you've put something on here! :)
I loved your beautiful words... and the scripture in James is one of my favorites. Well, the whole book of James is, really. And the word "savor" has such a special meaning, doesn't it?
I pray you and your family are blessed beyond measure in 2013!

Nellie's Cozy place January 11, 2013 at 12:04 PM  

Morning Sue,
well, it just turned afternoon! lol
Just wanted to say hello and hope you are getting your home back together, that stuff takes so long.........I know from experience, as years back we had a flood in our whole house.
Quite a chore to say the least!!
So praying for you.....

Thanks as always for your sweet comments. Have a great weekend hon,
Blessings, Nellie

bj January 11, 2013 at 8:08 PM  

...just stopping in to say thanks for coming by my place and your sweet comment.:)
Have a great weekend...

tania January 13, 2013 at 7:02 AM  

Hi Sue and Happy New Year! Thank you for sharing your special moment I am guilty of missing those moments as I take life for granted and need to remember to slow down and savor those moments also.

Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. I have been blogging but not reading lately and I am just now catching up.

Have a blessed year!

Susan B January 13, 2013 at 6:05 PM  

Dear Sue,
Happy New Year!! I hope you are doing well. Take care, and enjoy the upcoming week! :)

no spring chicken January 14, 2013 at 1:09 PM  

I'm eager to hear this years 'word'. Last years will be hard to beat. What a perfect verb for a believer...

It's always a blessing visiting here. I savor every encouraging word!


bj January 15, 2013 at 12:58 PM  

I see it's been awhile since you posted...hope all is ok.

I love your header photo of your dining room.

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The phrase "There's no place like home", is so true.

No matter where I go, I always love turning the key and hearing that clicking sound in the lock of our back door . Even if I have only gone shopping, I am so happy to be home.

Did you know that every home has its own scent, the first thing I do is sniff the air, and I offer a quiet prayer of thankfulness, and for safety.

My decorating style is my own, I decorate with the colors and treasures that are me. One of the things that I have enjoyed about blogging is the difference in how we all view the world, and our homes. Just like our Creator made each of us to be unique, we create our own unique styles and colors in our own homes. I have learned so much from you and enjoyed your homes so much, and have learned so much about you from your homes...

I truly believe that God wants us to have a safe haven to come home too, a place we can claim as our own,... just like us, homes come in all shapes and sizes if love is there it is our home.., if our things are there it is our home. When we add our own personal touches, it is our home

Home is a place we can go to when the storms of life are raging. I often listen to the wind and rain when it is coming down hard and am reminded of the safety of our sheltering home. It is the one place that we control what and who comes in, (well,most of the time. lol)

Sometimes late at night, when I am unable to sleep I will get up and as I am walking across the room, I hear the floor creek beneath my feet, I go, sit, and listen to other sounds that my home makes, a pop here and there in the wall, it is like the wall is talking to me. A home not only has its own scent, but it also has its own sound. I truly believe that a home takes on its own personality, US!!

So why this blog?....
I wanted a place that I could come, talk about, and share of how my day was spent here at the "farmhouse", and about the things that I do to make it a "home". Making a house a home is a lifetime endever, and I might add a joy, as our lives are always changing.

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