1982 – 2012 in a year of 2012 wOws!

My “word” for 2012 is wOw!           

wOw! is one of those fabulous words that fits positive, negative and neutral situations.  It’s a word we can use when no other will work.   Over this next year of Sundays, I’m going to share some wOw!moments from the previous week.  By December 31, 2012, I’ll have shared 2012 wOw! moments.   

I hope you’ll have spotted (and maybe even shared) close to that, too.

wOw jarHere’s what made me say wOw! this week:

1983. Fourth Sunday in Advent service at Grace Episcopal;

1984.  the amazingly holy way my friend Jo is honoring my sister this Christmas;

1985. watching  a heron WALK down my pier;

1986.  receiving a starling murmuration dvd;

1987.  the All Shall be Well  river stone Tom had custom-carved for me;

1988.  the ring around the moon;

1989.  Harley and McKenna singing Christmas carols;

1990.  Jo’s BooksAMillion gift cards to The Kids ~ in celebration of Mari;

1991.  St Christopher medals;

1992.  tea, crumpets and Devonshire cream with Mom on Christmas morning;

1993.  a very simple and holy Christmas day meal with Mom and her friends;

1994.  the laughter of family on Christmas Day;

1995.  the comfort of  sappy Christmas movies;

1996.  soft boiled eggs and soldiers on Boxing Day;

1997.  the very bad idea of travelling home through a creepy storm;

1998.  fancy housework gloves from MC;

1999. receiving an original photo of my grandmother, grandfather, mom and sister (circa 1961) from one of my DEAR  English cousins;

2000.  The Adventure of stocking my home with HEALTHY Kid Friendly Food (AND a little junk :)) ;

2001.  the honor of bearing witness to a dear person’s Story;

2002.  gearing-up for two sets of kid-visits over the next week;

2003.  pizza and salad with Blake and Jerrah and BOTH kids getting seconds of SALAD;

2004.  the kids creating their first mini- loom potholders;

2005.  starting a Couch Kids’ Time Capsule;

2006.  Jerrah (age 8) playing with my Tibetan singing bowls;

2007.  listening to Blake’s (age 11) Bucket List;

2008.  the compassion, whimsy and wisdom of kids;

 2009.  a VERYYYYYYYYYYYY full and grateFULL weekend with Blake and Jerrah;

2010.  looking forward to Harley’ and McKenna’s (age 9 – twins) arrival on Wednesday;

2011.  deciding to fill a wOw! jar during 2013 (will update ya’ll NEXT December 31); and

2012.  deciding on my 2013 Sunday Blog Offering.  Hope to see you next Sunday for our new Adventure!

What made YOU say wOw! this week?   And how will you continue being a wOw!- monger in 2013?

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7 thoughts on “1982 – 2012 in a year of 2012 wOws!

  1. * Hovering at the brink with my daughter in law all week, and finding all still well after a roller coaster of almost-crises.
    * Looking back at the story of my own preemie son’s birth 37 years ago — imagined ‘what if I had known THEN that my 2 1/2 pound baby would grow up to bicycle from here to New Orleans in 31 days? . . . ”
    * Delicious and delightful Christmas dinner with neighbors.

  2. wOw…..what a year!!!!! Glad your 2012 ended on such high notes!!!!

    My wOws this week:
    1. being grateful for my son-in-law – even though I would have preferred by daughter waited to get married (she is only 20 and so is he), I am grateful for the gift of a son by a different mother!

    2. being grateful for my future daughter-in-law: she really does seem to know how to keep my son in line.. A daughter by another mother is a great gift too.

    My family has doubled in one year and although I wasn’t really prepared for it, I believe God knows it is what I need right now. Praying grateful prayers knowing God will be with all of them in 2013.

  3. **WoW!** I can’t believe you did it, Lisa! Well, yes I can!! I know this, anything is possible with you. You have such a warm and delightful way of looking at the world and all its “wOws”. The year really seemed to pass by so quickly, huh. Love you and I hope the new year is full of more surprises and observations. : )

  4. wOw! a whole year has gone by already?!! Thanks so much for letting us share your ups and downs. You certainly help me keep my life in perspective! xxoo
    Can’t wait to see what new adventure you take us in for 2013!

  5. My 26 and almost 28-year-old sons honoring our family’s Christmas traditions, including staying home to watch George C. Scott’s “A Christmas Carol” with Mom & Dad in lieu of attending a gathering of their contemporaries.

    The four of us at Church on Christmas Eve, visiting dear friends, and coming home to watch & listen to St. Olaf’s choirs & orchestra do beautiful Christmas music.

    Beginning Christmas morning with Leroy Anderson’s “A Christmas Festival” medley blasting from the stereo & having the boys come down the stairs grinning as they have done since they were little.

    Saying with Bob Cratchitt, “I am a happy, happy woman.” Gratitude for all the incredible blessings of my life (and that includes you, LIsa). God continue to bless us every one.

  6. Penny, i’m celebrating the power of life and UNknowing with and for you and your dear family;

    Judi, rejoicing in your ever-growing family with and for you all;

    Pam, yep, time is one funky critter, isn’t she? glad we’re sharing it;

    Marjorie, thank YOU for joining in, dear woman (ps… look for yourself in an upcoming post called ‘sharks’ ;)) ;

    Wanda, ahhhhhhhhhhhh… thanks for sharing the SOUNDS of your wOws, dear One…;

    Carrie; knowing you’re standing with me makes the waiting easier ;).

    THANKS to you all! thanks, too for all who’ve shared privately. wOws ABOUND. and they ROCK, too!

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