Happy 2013 Everyone!
Where did 2012 go? It was by far the fastest year of my life. The saying as you get older the faster it goes by is so true. I am ready for a new start and am happy 2012 is behind me. It was a tough year full of highs and lows. Never had I felt a time when prayers were needed more. My father is sick and suffering with alzheimers. He was diagnosed in 2009 and it has taken over his mind quickly. He is in the final stages and it is so hard on all of us. My Mom the most of course since she is his primary caregiver. If any of you have delt with this horrible disease I know you definitely understand. I know some of you do since you have talked to me privately.
In late November a dear blog friend of mine Jan from The Comfort of a Safe Place
had posted about giving away a rosary to someone in need of prayer. I will be honest, I don't read blogs all that much anymore and the fact that I stumbled across her post I just knew it was meant to be. I left her a comment and after some email exchanges Jan not only decided to make a rosary for me but to give one to each of my parents and to each of my sisters. She is a caring and very generous person. If you do not know Jan please go by and visit her beautiful blog. She offers great decorating tips, recipes and most of all prayers and encouragement to all. I have known Jan for the entire four years I have been blogging and I am honored to call her a friend.
Thanks again to Jan and thanks from my family as well. They have all received the rosaries and are very pleased with their beauty. Take a look at the rosaries and photo collages she made.
This is my rosary in Swarovski crystal. Isn't it gorgeous?
Jan really went above and beyond. She is so talented.
I bought this pretty jewel stone box to store it safely inside.
I found this small mirror jewelry chest at Marshalls.
It all makes for a matching mirrored vignette on my dresser.
As you can see each rosary is lovely, unique and very well made.
My parents, Christmas Eve 2012. April will be 52 years of marraige for them.
It's wonderful to be married that long but very sad my Dad remembers none of us.
If you would like to know more about alzheimers click here.
Chestnut agrees ... let us end this terrible disease for good.
Thanks for coming by. I hope to be posting more often in 2013!