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  1. John@Kitchen Riffs
    January 8, 2014

    Glad your daughter is OK! And love the looks of that seafood paella. Looking forward to the recipe. Happy New Year!
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  2. Charley
    January 8, 2014

    There are people and families that come into your life, and for what ever reason ordained by a Higher Authority, they become essential to your life and well-being. And for good or bad for you, your family has assumed that distinction in my life. Knowing you are there, and holding on to every scrap of news so that I know you all are safe and sound, grants me peace and happiness that others can not provide. Forgive the ramblings of an old man, know that I care and love your family deeply, and it is no secret that I would walk through any hell to help or protect those two little ladies you call daughters, as well as the rest of you (even Matt from K-State, lol)

    I am glad that life is returning to “normal”, whatever that is truly. As always, if you need us, we can be there in 10 hours (9.5 if I drive)

    Charley

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    • Judy Purcell
      January 9, 2014

      Thanks, Charley, the feeling is mutual. Thanks for being a great uncle to our girls. :)

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  3. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef
    January 8, 2014

    I would still be trying to put my heart back into my chest after that first sentence. I’m so glad she wasn’t badly hurt. I’ll never understand why people think it’s smart to drink and drive. The penalties should be high enough that people wouldn’t consider doing it.

    Happy New Year and may you be blessed every day of 2014.
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    • Judy Purcell
      January 9, 2014

      Exactly Maureen, it is the kind of thing that rings in your ears and heart for a while. I don’t understand it either, it 5:30 pm, but you could add that to a whole list of things I don’t “get”. Thanks for your well wishes ~ appreciate that!

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  4. Mimi
    January 9, 2014

    Ugh. I’ve had a similar New Year’s Eve call …
    This us a beautiful post.
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    • Judy Purcell
      January 9, 2014

      Thanks Mimi, I’m sorry you’ve had to go through that, it’s awful.

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  5. JoyceI
    January 9, 2014

    I so appreciate your sharing. For many there are many tears at this holiday season. Some have many heartaches, and more than a few are alone and lonely. Being “real” is often rare these days. Yet the Bible says we are to share one another’s burdens. I see you practice this in your life and it is indeed precious to read how you actually do that.

    Thank you again for sharing. You blessed this mom and grandmom and wife hugely!

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    • Judy Purcell
      January 9, 2014

      Hi Joyce! You are right, being real is somewhat rare, but it is the only way we can truly know how to help or comfort. Thank you for commenting, to know this story blessed you warms my heart.

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  6. mjskit
    January 9, 2014

    Beautiful post Judy! I’m so glad that your daughter wasn’t hurt too bad physical. She is one blessed young woman! I know the emotional strain on her and you and the rest of the family is going to hang on for a while, but you obviously have a lot to be thankful for. BTW – She’s gorgeous!!! Amen to the Tim McGraw song! Thanks for sharing and thanks for sharing your thoughts for the new year. Hope you and your family have a wonderful 2014!
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    • Judy Purcell
      January 9, 2014

      Thanks MJ, for your kind words and yes, she is very blessed to walk away from a nearly head-on collision. Hope your 2014 is blessed beyond measure!

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  7. celia
    January 9, 2014

    I hope 2014 is a happy and peaceful one for you, Judy. God really does look after us all, doesn’t He.. xxx
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    • Judy Purcell
      January 9, 2014

      Yes, Celia, He really does. It is up to us to trust and believe for it. Thanks so much for your well wishes. :)

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  8. Lizzy (Good Things)
    January 9, 2014

    Life certainly has its twists and turns and I am well aware that Christmas isn’t joyful for every single one of us. Glad to know that your daughter is well. May 2014 be filled with laughter and happiness.
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    • Judy Purcell
      January 11, 2014

      Thanks for your well wishes, Lizzy, I hope the same for you!

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  9. Raymund
    January 10, 2014

    Nice to hear you beautiful daughter is OK!
    BTW that is thr best looking paella I had ever seen.
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    • Judy Purcell
      January 11, 2014

      Thank you, Raymund, on both counts. :)

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  10. Amy (Savory Moments)
    January 10, 2014

    Oh my – I’m glad to hear your daughter is okay! Happy New Year to you and all the best in 2014!
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    • Judy Purcell
      January 11, 2014

      Hi Amy, thanks for stopping in and for wishing us well. :)

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  11. sonia
    January 12, 2014

    Hi There, This is a terrific post! Loved your title… ! It’s wonderful to see your each and every post. I simply adore your work ! And hope to see more of your creative endeavors soon ! Bookmarked this one and shall give it a shot :)) Wish you and your family a very Happy and Blessed New Year!!!
    Thanks & Regards, Sonia !!!

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    • Judy Purcell
      January 13, 2014

      Hi Sonia, thank you so much for your kind words and taking time to comment with well wishes! It is always fun to discover other bloggers out there, so I’ll be by for a visit. New Year blessings to you! :)

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  12. Linda
    January 14, 2014

    Judy, this is such a beautiful, heart touching post. I’m saving this to reread several more times as you have expressed those true feelings of the holidays, the true meaning and truth about life, both good and difficult. I’m so glad to hear that your daughter was okay, that definitely wakes us all up to the preciousness of life. I so wish you and your family a very blessed New Year!
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    • Judy Purcell
      January 15, 2014

      Aw, thanks Linda, your words are so sweet and encouraging! And thanks for your well wishes ~ I hope you are blessed beyond measure in the coming year. :)

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  13. Donalyn@The Creekside Cook
    January 17, 2014

    I am so glad to hear that your daughter is okay, and adding my prayers for a new car for her if she hasn’t found one already.

    It’s hard when they move away, even though that is what we have prepared them to do. You reminded me of our blessings – thank you!
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  14. Karen (Back Road Journal)
    January 20, 2014

    What a meaningful post to start the new year. It is so true, we never know if we will have tomorrow and should be grateful for each day.
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  15. Jane L
    January 24, 2014

    An attitude of gratitude! I love it! Your post has inspired me to do more good this year.

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  16. Barbara Bamber | justasmidgen
    January 26, 2014

    This was such a powerful post, you really put so much into perspective. My heart was racing as I read your daughter’s story, god bless.. she is safe and well. But that does shake a parent up and it will take a while before you worry a little less about her when she goes out. We had a horrible incident with our son last January and every time he is out with his friends I lay awake for his texts. Here’s to 2014 with all of our loved ones and family healthy and well and jumping for joy!!
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    • Judy Purcell
      January 27, 2014

      Thanks, Barb for the well wishes, you know exactly what it’s like to have your kids on your heart in this way. We just got another car to her yesterday, it has been a long month of borrowing rides to work and she is happy to have wheels again. I try to turn the feelings of worry to gratitude, that is a mom’s job when they are grown. All the best to you and yours too in the coming year!

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