Patience



2012 ended with rain, and hail,
 and straight line winds

 which tore the shingles off of my roof,
 and finally...

with snow. 
December was a bad month-
injuries, internet problems, 
 rampant flu, more injuries, 
water pouring in my house 
in the middle of the night
waiting & waiting 
 on the claims adjuster.
I am not sad to see the end of 2012.
but..
I could have handled it all better. 

Patience..
my word for 2013. 

I need it badly, along with 
a huge serving of 
gratitude. 

The kids in their mobile homes 
were safe.
Everyone is recovering from the flu. 
The insurance guy did finally come and 
it looks like everything is covered. 
Injuries are healing.

The drought is not over, 
but we finally did get 
rain




52 comments:

  1. Lovely post, I hope that Patience & Gratitude will be good words for you this year. Love the picture you linked to PAF. Happy New Year.

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  2. i wish you well my friend... i have been working on my Patience for years. i only started noticing i had a problem with it in my adult years. don't remember that as a kid. keep us posted. big big hugs. ( :

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  3. hopefully all that is done and out of the way so you can enjoy 2013!

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  4. So very sorry about all that has happened. I'm glad things are beginning to improve. Love ya!

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  5. I hope sunnier days are ahead - Happy New Year!

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  6. enjoy the snow! we have +° and no snow :(

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  7. Great words and pictures! Wishing you all the best for the new year!

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  8. Wow! 2012 did go out with a bang, I can so relate to house damage, and have experienced strait line winds, the do a lot of damage.
    I am glad everyone is feeling better, patience is a great word,
    Wishing you many blessings in this new Year.
    Hugs,
    Sue

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  9. Goodness! Mother Nature certainly was testing you last year. I do hope that 2013 is a kinder, gentler year for you. xo

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  10. Oh, I wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous 2013...I love the shot of the fence.

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  11. Wow, what an end to 2012. Perfect word for the new year.

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  12. Lots of challenges but I know you can make it through anything.I am so glad things worked out. I look forward to hearing how great 2013 is going to be. B

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  13. wow.. 2012 was not a good year at all for you...But what doesn't kill us makes us stronger. Hope 2013 is a kinder, gentler one for you!

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  14. I never seem to have enough of the patience either. Great word and 2013 will be WAYYYY better!

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  15. Creative photo and tis the season ~ cold and snow ~ stay warm ~ ^_^

    A Creative Harbor aka ArtMuseDog and Carol ^_^)

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  16. oh, so sorry!!! at least things are on the way to recovery.

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  17. You certainly had you share of trials; I'm so glad for you that the outcome was on the up-side, and that you are recovering.
    I like your positive attitude, and your determination to learn more patience.

    Hope that 2013 is a year filled with health, happiness and patience, in all things for you :)

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  18. What a year for you. No wonder you were pleased to say goodbye to it. Well here's hoping 2013 is your year.

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  19. Wow, December was a bad month for you. Here's hoping 2013 will be a much better year for you.
    December wasn't the best month for me either. I need to work on patience and gratitude too.

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  20. Oh boy, December sounds like a doozy - here's hoping 2013 is much nicer. Patience and gratitude are things we could probably all focus on a little more. I've been thinking about what my "word" will be for 2013 and haven't quite decided - so many, many things...

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  21. Terri! oh! that was not a great bunch of events in 2012 for you. Keep smiling and keep a positive attitude. Love ya, Renae

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  22. So sorry that December was so hard for you all. I hope and pray that 2013 is BETTER. We had alot of rain in December also--and no snow much... Luckily though, we had no damage from the storms...

    PATIENCE has always been one of the hardest words for me to follow. I try--but it's not easy. Good Luck.

    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  23. Terrible end to the year. Here's to a better new year!

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  24. Oh that is a lot..I hope 2013 is a better year for you Terri.... Michelle

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  25. What a tough time you have had! Glad things are working out now, and blessings for 2013.

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  26. sorry to hear about you last year problems! wishing you much better 2013!!!

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  27. I guess we all need to conjure up some patience once in awhile but I can surely understand where yours might be wearing a little thin. Sounds like your plate has been awfully full.
    Wishes for brighter days ahead.
    Hugs!

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  28. Patience is something most of us could use a LOT more of. I sure do hope 2013 is better for you than 2012 was!

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  29. Here's hoping that 2013 is a much better year and that you have far less need of patience!

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  30. I am glad things are getting better, I wish you all the best in 2013. Happy New year to you and yours.

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  31. Great word.. I could seriously do with a healthy dose of the stuff ;)

    Mollyxxx

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  32. Good heavens......no WONDER you picked PATIENCE! Most of us would be running away screaming!
    I like the image you used under the word and the 'raining cats and dogs' at the bottom. Kinda says it all!
    Wishing you a calm and patient 2013~

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  33. That's a lot to happen in a short time! Glad you're over the flu (or getting there) and your damage is covered by insurance. Perhaps this year will be a bit kinder.

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  34. Oh my goodness! What a terrible series of events, but glad that all is covered and/or improving. I'm praying and hoping that 2013 will be better, because 2012 was pretty bad for us and so many others we know.

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  35. I am so sorry! It's just gotta be uphill from here on out!

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  36. Here's hoping 2013 is much better for you. It was a tumultuous year for me too so I'm looking forward to a quieter '13. Lucky 13 perhaps?

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  37. You know I saw two others that are going to use the world patience - I think there is something to it.

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  38. You made it and with patience we will survive, especially when you have friends like this who appreciate your work;)

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  39. Wow you did end the year with a few trials there but thankfully you came through it with new hope and a positive attitude. I like your choice of the word Patience, something we can all have need of at one time or another.

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  40. My goodness, I hope you have a better January!

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  41. Thank you so much for sharing with Photo Art Friday!

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  42. and Faith - remember? Those shingles bring back painful memories.

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  43. I read some of your blog and you have some beautiful photos on your blog.
    Patience is a great word for anytime of the year. Waiting on outer peace
    while getting inner peace.

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  44. some years just have that special glow to them, don't they?! glad that things are looking up and I think your word is one we could all stand to embrace more of!!

    glad for the healing, too.

    enJOY!!

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  45. So sorry about the roof! We had to put a new roof on in late 2012. I was not sad to see 2012 go. I had the flu the last of December and got rid of it enough to taste Christmas dinner.. :) Hope 2013 is good to you! I hear you about the drought!

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  46. Sorry to hear about your roof. Let's pray 2013 is a better year for all of us.

    Lobster Bisque

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  47. So glad that things are looking up for the new year. Yes, patience is a wonderful virtue and sometimes we want it RIGHT NOW!!

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  48. Wishing you all that is wonderful for 2013.....(sorry am just catching up with my blog reading)Bigs from Down Under

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  49. What a terrible (I had another word, but thought better of it) way to end your year...no wonder you want 2013 to begin. It is pretty difficult to have patience when so much is going on. Big hugs and big wishes for a better year ahead!!

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  50. Patience seems like a dangerous word to focus on...but a good word too!

    Epiphany is my word for 2013. I'm excited to see God revealed in new ways in the coming year.

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