Wednesday, 31 December 2008

another year over.


2008 has been a mix of good and bad. we lost jland.but we found blogspot.ok,it will never be the same but we are still here,still writng our hopes,our fears.sharing with others our lives and sharing in theirs.many of us found facebook,bebo,yearbook,so many other networking friends made. and sadly for some,friends and loved ones lost.emma in particular affected me more than even her mum knows.not that i am scared i will go like that,it is very rare for that to happen,but lucy umderstands.and lucy,you are one of the best things to come out of 2008,thankyou for your friendship.and

For myself 2008 was strange.i finally accepted the MS,finally claimed all i was, and have been,entitled too,then had a bloody heart attack to round the year continues in reasonable health,her arthritis is bad,her gout comes and goes,thankfully not quite as bad as it was.she is getting more and more forgetful bless her.worryingly forgetful.but she is 88 on january 3rd.and she is allowed to be a bit forgetful at times.while i can i shall remain her carer.she is content i think,and hope. i have a new car to look forward to,i signed the papers yesterday and it should be here soon.i have made many new friends this year.thanks to you all,and may you all find peace and happiness in your own lives.take care all


Randy said...

Hello Mort,

I pray that you and your Mother have a Wonderful New Year. Love the Entry.

God Bless


jack69 said...

Hey, over in the OLD country. Hope and wish for you and Mum a wonderful New Year. I trust it will bring you all the best! So I wish you a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

jean said...

Wishing you and your mum the best of health on the coming New Year. Happy New Year Mort. Take care, jean

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

May you have a Happy New Year. So exciting to have a new car!

Ally Lifewithally said...

Dear Mort ~ I wish you and your Mum a very Happy and Healthy New Year ~ Ally x

Joyce said...

Happy New Year my friend. I'd say your mum does pretty well for almost 88 years old. Bless her...and you Mort.
Hugs, Joyce

Yasmin said...

Happy New Year Mort, yes ther's a lot gone on this year with most but we seem to have come out the otherside, so many blessings for that.

That's what I love about our community, were all there for each other.

Hugs and love to mum


lunarossa said...

Happy New Year, Mort. Wish you the best for 2009. God bless. Antonella

Jenny said...

It only seems like the other day we was ushering in a new millenium, where did the time go. Happy next year to you.
Jenny <><

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Have a wonderful New Years Eve, and may 2009 bring you and yours happiness :o)

Beth said...

Happy New Year, Mort--I hope that the coming year brings you happiness.

Love, Beth

Lucy said...

To my very dearest friend, Mort you are like a beacon to me. I lean on you to be able to talk about Alan because You understand and I do understand and worry when you have problems, more than usual. You will not go like Emma and Alan, I will not allow it. I need you to boot me in the rear and bring me to my senses, and you do. I do hope your mum will have you for her carer till the end of her days, bless her. Tale care Mort. Lucy

Sybil said...

As alwasy I wish you and Mum only good days ahead...I am so excited for you about the car. I have my mobility car and have had sinse the very start of the system...The very very best deal ever we have had I think. I started with one of the old blue three wheel bugies do you remember them...death on the road thgey were !!! then whenever the Mobality scheme started I was in the Queue...I have lost count of the nummber of cars I have had. It is so exciting having a brand new car...
Much Love Sybil xx

jun said...

Wow ! a new car! thats great!
how lovely for you and your mum. I guess that you two will be taking rides to some nice places. gas has gone down in price which everybody is glad of.Ooohhh will you be taking a picutre for us way over here to see it? lol
enjoy the car and enjoy life , dear Mort, jun

ADB said...

Happy New Year, and a happy birthday to your mum for tomorrow (Jan 3rd). Hope you keep in decent health,


krissy knox said...

Hey Mort, I think I said Happy New Year at Facebook, but if I didn't, Happy New Year over here, LOL. Anyway, yes, 2008 was quite a year, wasn't it? Wow, who thought even 1/4 of the things would have happened, nevertheless all that did? Weird. Never in a million years would I have suspected some of them. You and Donna both had heart attacks. Some died. AOL journalers went to BloggerLand. I became angry trying to figure out Blogger, LOL. I don't get angry, LOL.

Which brings me to what I wanted to talk to you about real quick. Without trying to sound high and mighty. The biggest thing that happened to me this year was I had an attitude change. I decided to be positive. Everything won't always turn out great, but my reaction to things can be positive. And you know what else, there is a lot of things we do have control over. No, not things like MS or heart attacks or caretaking duties (as you and I both know -- you with a mother to take care of, and me with a husband who had a bone marrow transplant, who I also take care of a lot). Those things we cannot change, except our attitudes toward how we will handle them.

But we can change a lot of things in our lives. We can see what we want to change and make our lives better. We can work toward change. We can set goals. That is what I am doing right now. Evaluating my life and finally moving on. Not making anymore excuses. Allowing myself to be the person God wants me to be. No, I'm not trying to be Norman Vincent Peale, LOL. Just trying to be the best me I can be, and helping others along the way. And loving God. Hope that makes sense.

And I'm sure you are doing the same. :)

I hope this year will be a good one for you. You've been a good friend, and you put a smile on my face when I need it. Take care buddy. :)

krissy knox :)
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