31 Dec

December 31, 2012

Today I’m waiting to celebrate the New Year with Wyatt my unborn great-grandson who could be born any day now but whose mama will get help bringing him into the world on Friday January 4th if he’s unwilling to enter this world on his own.

Tomorrow is the last day of 2012 and I want to end the year with an overview of the last couple of months.

As most of you know I spent most of 2012 doing everything I knew to quiet down the pain in my body. By the Grace of God,Yoga and a miracle working Chiropractor…. for two months now I have been pain free. Thank you God!!! November 22nd, Thanksgiving Day, I walked the 5K Turkey Trot in downtown San Jose. We took VTA and arrived downtown at about 7 a.m. so we could see the costume parade and mix with the early participants. Our category, the slow ones, started at 8:30. Bob and I were in the middle of the pack and managed to average a 21 min. mile. We spent some time afterward with my son who also walked the “Trot,” and we were home by noon. I then prepared two side dishes to take to my sister’s home for dinner. We arrived there at 3 pm. And….I was on my feet totally pain free for most of that time. I’m in awe of the way I have I have recovered. I’ve gone from feeling like I was hopelessly doomed to increasing pain for the rest of my life to walking around full of energy and pain free. My heart is overflowing with joy and gratitude for all the ways I’ve been blessed.

I hosted five parties ending with dinner for ten on Christmas Day. I have been celebrating life with more energy and enthusiasm than I’ve been able to muster up for a few years. Thank you God. Oh yes, I rest a lot in between chores and I spent the day after Christmas in my PJ’s and watched movies all day long except to fix meals. It felt great. Oh by the way party #6 is today. A New Year’s Eve afternoon open house for our neighbors. I have now recommitted to living to celebrate 100 years.

For years now I have avoided the trap of setting New Year’s resolutions. Instead I claim what I expect to happen during the coming year. I know that of myself I am nothing and that all I expect to happen will be an inside job. My work is to be open to the changes and do my part. I do my part and God does the rest. I set my intentions and between me and my intentions……Grace Happens!!!

I’m committed to being faithful, attentive and patient. I have faith that God is working in my life no matter what, I’m attentive to God, I listen for guidance and act accordingly and most of all I’m patient. All will happen in God’s timing not mine.

By the grace of God, this is the year that I am more loving, nonjudgmental, accepting and forgiving of myself and others. This is the year that I am happier, healthier, more energetic and strong, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

By the grace of God this is the year that I am more willing to be transformed from the inside out and am more loving and accepting of myself with all my flaws. I am more open to the experience of how much God loves me and wants me to thrive in all areas of my life. Each day I become more and more of what I’ve been created to be and do.

I encourage others and support them in being all they are created to do and be. All this is contingent to God’s will and by God’s grace. AMEN!!!

May God continue to bless each one of you and may 2013 be filled with much love, peace and joy……abundant JOY!!!

Remember to Feed Your Soul

With much Love,




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5 responses to “

  1. Nalini Teresa Marie

    December 31, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    Hello Dear Anne!

    What a beautiful, heartfelt message!!! Thank you! I will be celebrating the New Year in Sacred Ritual with Priya, Franny and friends. I like what you said and will be pondering that today as this day unfolds and nears the end of 2012.
    I love you and Wish you and your Family LOVE!!! ~Nalini

    • revwelker

      December 31, 2012 at 8:29 pm


    • revwelker

      January 1, 2013 at 2:22 am

      Thank you Lynn…I pray you are well soon.

  2. Lynn Blom

    December 31, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    Happy New Year Anne. I have not been keeping current on your blog, due to my “busyness”… but this week we are feeling ill, and I am delighting in catching up with my (always behind) email. such a treat to read your blog! I love your letter, and may I join you in welcoming Wyatt, whenever he chooses to make his debut! Thank you for sharing yourself this way, and hallelujah to your pain free, abundantly energetic body! With love, Lynn

    • revwelker

      January 1, 2013 at 2:22 am

      Thank you Lynn….Happy New Year. I pray you are well soon.
      Love, Anne


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