Friday, December 23, 2011

Wrapping Up 2011

Two more sleeps till Christmas and it's come to the pointy end of 2011. Days are passing quicker filled with tasks that need to be completed; appointments to be met, preparing for the holidays and gatherings with friends and family to organise to finish the year with a bang!

In 2011, I am grateful for:
  • my new role in a different division of the same organisation and the challenges the role brings. 
  • being part of a Mentoring program at work which has helped me work out a new career direction.
  • how well my two girls have settled in Junior and Senior schools.
  • Chris finding an IT contracting position so quickly in April.
  • the three weeks that my sister and her family spent with us in July.
  • our family vacation in KK and Singapore. Thanks Jolene and Andrew for including our girls in your bridal party.
  • good friends who continue to play an important role in our lives.
  • my parents and in-laws who help us to look after our girls whilst hubby and I are at work. They have helped make our lives less stressful.
  • our good health despite the usual sniffles in winter, we've survived the year.
  • the wonderful team at work who make going to work worthwhile.
  • the opportunity to work with the 6-9 year old children in the Atrium.  It is humbling to know that I play an important role in helping the children come closer to God.
  • for friends I have met in the blogsphere. I love how FB and blogging has opened new avenues to make friends.
  • so much more that I can't remember.
But mostly, thank God for being able to wake up each day and for my beautiful family.


  1. Merry Christmas to you and your family, Charmaine.

  2. Blessed xmas Charmaine! thank you for being such a good friend! a steadfast one.

  3. May you and family continue to be blessed. Thank you for initiating and organising things through which your family and friends enjoy and get opportunities to meet up. Merry Christmas and have a wonderful New Year.

  4. Amen to that. May 2012 be as blessed as it been in 2011 for you. Looking forward to our next catch up food, fun and fellowship.

  5. Merry Christmas to you and your family and may the new year be filled with lots of love, joy and great fulfillment!!