Time Magazine revealed its person of the year today, so I thought it might be fun to announce mine as well. Here are the rules. A person of the year cannot live in the Madhouse and he/she cannot be a person I work with directly through church. He/she has to be someone I've met face-to-face.
There have been so many that have influenced my life in 2011. Here are a few:
|My cousin C.J.|
The Holz cousins--my mom's mom's side of the family. These people had no clue who I was, I'm sure, but they made the effort to get together for dinner. I descend from most of the Holz' great aunt, who had only one child, my mother. These Holz's descend from my grandmother's brothers. Funny how family just feels like...well...family from the moment you meet them. Special thank you to Jeff for taking the time to play tour guide as well. So great to get to spend time with him and all of the Holz's and Stegner's. Love you all!
|Dear friend Tonya|
|Cub Master Steve|
I was so impressed with Jayne! She and Chuck with the museum were wonderful to meet and spend time with while we were up in Spokane. I had been in touch with Chuck for months before we took the trip, but I hadn't had much contact with Jayne. She was fabulous! Her outgoing, warm personality made her a friend immediately. She's doing a wonderful work for the Spokane Valley and preserving its history.
|Vic - Morgan's grandmother|
So many others should be on this list, but I have limited the list to 12--one for each month of the year.
It has been a wonderful year! A HUGE and special thank you to those who supported #1 and me and our trip to Japan--through donations, cookbook purchases, kind thoughts and words and especially prayers on our behalf. Thank you to those of you who've helped get kids to and from school. Thank you to those who've taught my children at school and church. Thank you to those who've watched my kids so I could study or take a break. Thank you to fellow bloggers who've shared your wisdom and experience and thus made my life just a bit easier. Thank you MOST OF ALL to my family--fellow residents of the Madhouse-- for your patience and support as I've attempted to keep a grasp on just who I am supposed to be and have attempted to see some personal goals through to fruition this past year. Thank you for loving me through it all. I look forward to 2012 with you!